- 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

    Jun 16, 2008
    Hi there.

    I use with my GMail account. My problem is that when i search in, 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?


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

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    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


    May 16, 2008
    In looking at your mailbox listing, it appears you might benefit from this information, although it doesn't specifically address the Spotlight issue:
  4. sallythemac thread starter Guest

    Jun 16, 2008
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