Mail.app and spotlight issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pdpfilms, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    #1
    Aloha!
    So it turns out my Mail app's spotlight function doesn't work. At all. Not one bit. When I search, no matter what the search, i get 0 results. Is there a hidden spotlight index file specifically for mail that I can delete?
    Also, none of my smart folders work... which I'm guesing is a function of the spotlight being completely incapable.
    Any ideas?

    EDIT: Just tried re-indexing my main drive, to no avail.
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    #2
    Give this a giggle:

    1) First of all make a backup of your ~/Library/Mail folder.

    2) Delete the "Envelope Index" file.

    3) Restart Mail and click Ok to the import mail message that comes up.

    Hopefully that should fix your probs :)
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    How did you reindex? Did you use the Privacy tab in the System Preferences? :)
     
  4. pdpfilms thread starter macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

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    #4
    This didn't work.... Still get 0 results. Any other ideas?
     

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