label:random shows a bunch of emails with three unread. But when I search for label:random and label:unread, no results are returned.

When I only search for label:unread, or is:read, all unread emails are returned, including the three that have label:random. Why?


The solution was pretty simple. The and was creating problems. It was supposed to be capital.

All of these worked:

is:unread in:random
is:unread AND label:random
label:unread label:random
label:unread AND label:random
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The correct syntax is is:unread and not in:unread.

Refer to this support page for more search operators.

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  • Yeah, that doesn't work too. Also 'label:unread and label:random' doesn't work either. And if you look at my post, I don't think I have put in 'in:unread' – Saad Rehman Shah Dec 8 '13 at 21:28
  • In fact it's in the title of your post. – Giovanni Di Noia Dec 9 '13 at 1:50

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