mail.app doesn't properly search

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by klaxamazoo, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

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    The find feature in mail.app does not work anymore. I used to be able to type in a search such as "mike" and I could find all the e-mails that had the word "mike" etc in it. Now I get back almost nothing no matter what I put into the search field.

    Has anyone else had this problem?
    Is there are solution.

    Thanks
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you haven't selected the right mailbox try clicking on the inbox and when its highlighted search again. This may help.
     
  3. klaxamazoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that.

    I've tried searching in specific folders, general folders, inbox, sent mail. All of them. Even when searching my own name I get almost nothing. It seems to be getting worse.
     
  4. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Under mail, prefernces, general try checking all the options while searching and see if there is an improvement
     
  5. klaxamazoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    same here, stopped around 10.4.9. I'm on G4's, what are you on?
     
  7. klaxamazoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a Macbook Pro. So it isn't a speed thing. Even my mom's iBook can do basic searches.

    I think it might be my hard drive. I checked it with Disk Utility's "verify disk" and it came back with a lot of warnings. I'm going to back everything up and then take it to the apple store this weekend.
     
  8. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Download Onyx and reset your Spotlight index.
     
  9. klaxamazoo, Oct 5, 2007
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    klaxamazoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip, but it still doesn't find things properly. If I type my name it and search "entire" message and all mailboxes or specific mailbox I get nothing when I should get a lot of things because most of the e-mails I receive start with "Hi Bob" etc.

    I ran Onyx and got a disk error problem so I'm going to back everything up tonight and take it to the apple store before it fails on me.
     
  10. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing here - entire messages fail to be searched. Nice...
     

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