If you

  • set up a filter

    Matches: from:([email protected])
    Do this: Skip Inbox
  • read a mail from that person
  • apply label
  • receive a reply

The label will not show a count for that reply or any other replys from that conversation, notice it says Foo instead of Foo (1)


  • The count is the number of unread messages, your filter told Gmail to mark it as read. Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 12:59
  • @mhoran_psprep archiving is not the same as reading.
    – Zombo
    Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 14:12
  • I add this as another case to what a I'm trying to round-up solutions for.
    – user29020
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 2:26
  • Possible duplicate?
    – user29020
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 2:27


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