iCloud mail search not working....

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by spiritlevel, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. spiritlevel, Oct 28, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011

    spiritlevel macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    I upgraded to Lion and made the transition from MobileMe to iCloud a few days ago.

    Today I realised that there seems to be a problem with searches on Mail.

    I was looking for a password which I know is the body of an old email. I never had a problem finding this email with mobile me - I would type the username (also contained in the email body) in the search box and up would come the email containing the password in the results.

    Today I tried that and I got no result. At first I thought that some of my emails had been lost in the transition but further tests would suggest not - they are there but they are not being found.

    I tried searching for another string which I know is contained in an email "ftp.example.com" - I got no result...but I know who that email was from and by going through the emails from them sure enough I find the email that contains "ftp.example.com" - so the emails are there, they are just not being found in the search.

    These emails are in my inbox. I have inbox highlighted for the search. When the drop down box appears in the search I select "message contains" ftp.example.com" (also tried not selecting anything in the drop down and letting it search everything) - still no luck...

    Has anyone else experienced this? can anyone recommend a solution? Is it some kind of indexing problem?


    Edit: I got the client to send me the ftp details again. Now when I search for that username, the clients new email is found in the results, but the old one is still not....

    In other words, I am definitely searching correctly but the search isn't working on older emails.
  2. spiritlevel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Never mind....

    Fixed it by getting spotlight to reindex the mail folder.

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