iOS Mail Search---terrible?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FelixAng, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. FelixAng macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is iOS Mail app terrible at search? Not only does is f-up by listing non-chronologically, but it takes forever--if it even manages!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    #2
    I've never liked how the mail app searches for mail. I can understand some of the performance issues, since it has to go to the server to do the search.

    If I need to, I go on my Mac to do any searches.
     
  3. minimo3 macrumors regular

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    When I need to search my gmail I fire up the Gmail app instead. You might want to give the new Outlook app a try. It handles personal and corporate exahnge accounts and the search seemed pretty good.
     
  4. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    It satisfies my needs. I type in a word and it comes back with a match. That's about all I need.
     
  5. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    The search is alright in my experience but not very good once you start searching on the server going back years, like many do with Gmail.
     
  6. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Seconded. Outlook (Formerly Acompli) blows Apple Mail away in just about every way.
     
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    So agree :eek:
    Mine is a work phone (6+) and I get 100+ emails / day. Time, chronological order and accuracy are very poor. I usually fire my laptop up instead if I'm at my office.

    For the new Outlook app (formerly Accompli), it is good except for one huge error: it only brings in some of your contacts. I found this affects some searches. What MS did to cause this (the original Accompli app was fine) I don't know.

    Either way, this is just "another" issue Apple needs to fix. :rolleyes:
     

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