I'm trying to configure a desktop application that uses Gmail's atom feed, which looks at urls of the form


It works great for all, and inbox, but unfortunately not so well when I set it to important: in the last case it will look for every unread message that's been labeled as important which unfortunately includes a lot of messages which don't make my inbox.

I'm looking for a workaround that makes the atom feed list only important messages that are also in my inbox. Any suggestions?

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You can create another label filter for mails which are important and in inbox and use that label.


I know it's been a long time, but I want to post a solution here for people in the future.

Instead of the important label, you should use ^iim. https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/^iim

This will show a list of emails in your inbox that are unread and marked as important. I have "priority inbox" enabled on my end, not sure if it's necessary for the link to work as expected.

You can find other special gmail labels here.

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  • You could improve your answer by clarifying the conditions under which this would work. For example, are you assuming the user has the "Priority Inbox" enabled?
    – Blindspots
    Jun 10, 2023 at 0:46

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