Search for emails belonging ONLY to the specified label

How do I search for the emails that belong only to a specified label, and do not belong to any other labels.

Answer

You can search for emails that belong to a specific label using the

label:mylabel <include search terms here>

syntax, and you can exclude messages from a specific label using the

-label:mylabel <include search terms here>

syntax.

So what you want can be accomplished using a combination of these both. You have to compose a search string containing a “-label:mylabel” for all the labels that you have defined, except for the one you are looking for, like this:

label:thisisthelabelimlookingfor -label:label1 -label:label2 ... <include search terms here>

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Source : Link , Question Author : Midhat , Answer Author : ale

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