So recently I was forced to upgrade my MBP to OSX Lion because of the upcoming loss of MobileMe. I did a fresh wipe and install of all my apps, as I normally do. I noticed that on my laptop now I have proper searching functionality in OSX Mail, just like I had in SL. However, on my desktop mac mini with lion, OSX Mail search just does not work. I type things into the search window, and nothing comes up. I can sort of hack it to work by specifying tags like "subject:ABC", or "from:bob" etc. but I just don't get the comprehensive results like I did in SL or I do with my fresh install of Lion on my MBP. So I'm asking yet again, now that I definitively know that searching OSX Mail on my mac mini is not "working as intended", is there any way to fix this? I heard somewhere that you had to do a full reinstall, but I don't want to have to go through that hassle of reinstalling everything. Nor would I, probably just wait for ML and start over there. Yes, I have tried all the usual suspects. Repair permissions, reindex spotlight, re-download all my email messages, etc. Nothing seems to work. Here is an example of what I am seeing. If I type "today" in the mail search box on my desktop mac, I get absolutely nothing. However, doing the same thing on my laptop (which is accessing the exact same IMAP account, and has the exact same mail account and preference settings as my desktop), I get a bunch of search results, all the messages with "today" anywhere in the message, exactly as I expect and want.