I have just done a cleanup of my Gmail inbox. For the first time it’s showing “2 Unread Messages” and not “100+ Unread Messages“.
How do I feel? Feel like I had a haircut after 6 months, no no, feel like I just shaved my head Yeah it’s that good to see so few unread messages in my Gmail.
Two little Gmail search strings and a lot of courage helped me to achieve this result. A lot of courage – because some of the emails I intentionally marked “unread” so that I could reply to them when I have a spare time. But the spare time somehow never came and by now, it was too late to reply to them anyway.
As for the two little search strings, they were:
- is:unread for listing unread messages. 2) in:inbox for listing messages in inbox
Used together as is:unread in:inbox in the search field, it will list all the unread emails in your inbox.