How can I negate the search criterion: "is flagged"?

I need all messages in a given mailbox, whose flag is not set (i.e. they are not flagged).


I would create a smart mailbox containing all Flagged items, and then (this is the one you want) a smart mailbox with the 'Not In Mailbox' option to return all the items that are not Flagged, and thus not in that mailbox.

Create this first: Mailbox showing all flagged items

Then for the mailbox you want, create this one: enter image description here

Worked for me in Mail 4.6, OSX 10.6.8.

  • But this would not validate both conditions though, would it? IN Mailbox X AND not flagged.. – Robottinosino Nov 21 '12 at 9:33
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    Yes, because 'not flagged' is the same as 'not in the Smart Mailbox that includes all the flagged messages'. – atroon Nov 21 '12 at 13:59
  • Actually, yours is an awesome solution and it works! Thanks! – Robottinosino Nov 24 '12 at 7:26

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