Gmail: How To Display All Unread Email

Posted May 1, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Google

If you keep a large amount of email in your Gmail Inbox, it can sometimes be difficult to locate all of your unread mail. Instead of scrolling to hunt for them, you can simply perform a basic search and quickly get a collection of anything that you have yet to read.


1. Go to Gmail.

2. In the Search box at the top of the page, input the following:

label:(unread inbox)

3. Click the Search button

A list of all unread emails located in the Inbox will appear.

If you need to do this frequently, you can save time by using a little shorthand and using this in the Search box:
l:^u l:^i

^u is shorthand for unread
^i is shorthand for inbox

You can also search for unread email on your phone’s Gmail for Mobile application:

1. Open Gmail for Mobile.

2. Select Menu.

3. Select Search Mail.

4. Input label:(unread inbox) and select Search.

A list of all unread emails located in the Inbox will appear.

 

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