Mail.app - Where is the Mailbox>Inbox file to remove from Spotlight?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sallythemac, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. sallythemac Guest

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    Hi there.

    I use Mail.app with my GMail account. My problem is that when i search in Mail.app, duplicate results come up from the Inbox folder, the All Mail folder, and possibly a label folder. I have moved all bar the All Mail .mbox to the System Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy. In theory, the All Mail box should have all my sent and received e-ails in it and should be all i need in Spotlight. But when i search, results from the Mailboxes>Inbox are being included (see screenshot attached for clarification). I have searched but cannot find the correct .mbox file i am after. Any help?

    Thanks.

    P.s. Sorry if this has already been submitted, but Google found nothing for me.
     

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There isn't one. Every single mail item is a separate file. Spotlight can only index files once, so to get spotlight to work with mail it has to be this way...
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In looking at your mailbox listing, it appears you might benefit from this information, although it doesn't specifically address the Spotlight issue:

    http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862
     
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