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For example , if I want to list only unseen/unread emails? I know you can use some sort of expressions when doing a search with / but not sure what is supported. Am I able to specify a flag based search for example?

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Sounds like you're looking for the "limit" command. E.g. type "l~N" (that starts with an ell for "limit", not a 1 or an I....) to get all unread ("new") messages.

The Mutt Manual is very good. See section 4.1 for details on search expressions like "~N" for "new".

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