iOS5 mail app- search on server not working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gianthobbit, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

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    Got the latest GM on my iPhone and use Google Apps for my business. The main reason I have to go into the gMail webapp is to do proper searches. When I heard this was a feature I was pretty excited.

    It however never works. Im typing in all sorts of combinations (to, from, subject, text in body) and its always coming back with no results. Does this just not work with gMail (or Google Apps) and a feature reserved for me.com only or something?
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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  3. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow this really really sucks. I really love gMail but this is almost a deal breaker since I am on the go so much. I suppose just about any traditional email would work instead of gMail if I wanted to switch right? Anyone know if there is any timeline for the fix?
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    It's been broken since inception. There will likely be no 'fix'.

    Accept it, or move elsewhere.

    You already know the work around. What kills me are how drafts don't sync =( I miss that from my old mobileme account.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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  6. shandyman Suspended

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    no it's not, it's GM, which is the same as release that's coming tomorrow....
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    No, he's talking Google, and their perpetual betas.
     
  8. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I need to think if this move outweighs not moving...


    I dont use labels or filters. I do use threaded conversations (a must), like gMails anti-spam, and powerful fast search. If I move to self hosted (its for business) I love that so ultimately is threaded conversations, anti-spam, and search > mobile sync.

    I guess Im staying where I am...

    Thanks again!
     
  9. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    It works great on my iPad 2 with GMail, but it doesn't indicate to you very well that it's working...

    Here, go search in "All" for the contents of an email, and make sure to WAIT a few seconds. You'll see, after those few seconds have passed, a spinning load icon in the menu bar, and then it will show you the results of your search. If you don't wait, it's like it's not working and no results populate.

    In any case, it does work, and is definitely one of the features of iOS 5 I was looking forward to.
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    If you go hosted, go Office 365 for MS Exchange.
     
  11. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It ALWAYS says no results found for me... I actually have my own server I just loved gMail so much went with the apps account. Im constantly flip flopping on app choices and workflows but email... that such a big one Im just going to wait until there is more of a reason to jump ship.
     

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