iOS 6 Mail App missing "continue search on server" function?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by HMI, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. HMI macrumors 6502a

    HMI

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    Is it just me, or did the iOS 6 version of the mail app remove the "continue searching on server" option when a search of downloaded emails doesn't return the desired results. I used that option a lot in iOS 5 to find older emails that were no longer synced onto the device.

    If anyone has any suggestions regarding this, I would love to hear them.
    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulTokyo macrumors member

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    it shows up for me at the bottom of search results.
     
  3. HMI thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HMI

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    Do you use pop or imap? gmail?
    I'm wondering if this option is only available for imap or exchange/google?

    At the moment, I'm using pop only (not google).
     
  4. PaulTokyo macrumors member

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    I use both, actually 7 email accounts, mix of all types.
     
  5. HMI thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HMI

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    Any guess why this might have disappeared for me?
     
  6. HMI thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HMI

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    Can you "search on server" with your POP only accounts, or just imap?

    When I had gmail imap, I had this option. Now that I no longer use gmail, and I only have traditional pop, and don't see this option anymore.

    Thoughts?
     
  7. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    In testing on my in iOS 6, I've ound it to do the search automatic on imap and exchange. No more button to push just at the bottom of the results it shows in light grey checking server. I didn't have anything pop up on my pop3 account.
     
  8. RedYeti macrumors newbie

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    In case it helps someone else; to see "Continue Search on Server" you may need to be looking at All Mail or Sent.

    Just searching the Inbox wont offer the option if you've actually got all the emails which are in the Inbox already downloaded to the device (in the case that you archive older messages).
     

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