Help me organize my Gmail account
February 9, 2012 12:16 PM Subscribe
In gmail, is there a way to search for emails that don't have a specific label or don't have any label?
posted by joannemerriam to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have something on the order of 10,000 emails. I have only sporadically organized my emails (eg when I send out writing submissions, I do religiously add the "submissions" label, and I have used labels to identify emails to do with specific projects). Probably 9/10ths of my email is not organized in any way. I know I can search by the to: or from: email address ("from:firstname.lastname@example.org") and I can search for stuff by label ("label:submissions") but is there a way to do the reverse, i.e. to search for all the emails I haven't labeled yet?
Are there other handy ways to search for things that would help me do this faster?