Unable to Filter Emails in Mail.app?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by drew627, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. drew627 macrumors regular

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    I've never had "too many" problems with Mail.app before, but recently (upon upgrading to DP2 I think) I haven't been able to filter my emails through the upper right search box. It works fine in spotlight - I can search for specific emails as usual. The deprecated search has led to another problem - my smart mailboxes don't work anymore! They won't show any emails that fit the rules!

    I've tried rebuilding, resetting envelop index (but Mail didn't rebuild one and crashed so I had to copy the original back - makes me wonder if it's something wrong with indexing?), removing my accounts from Internet Accounts and delete everything associated with Mail.app. None of these approaches worked. :(

    Is anybody else having problems with Mail? Could you try to use the filter function in Mail and share the results? Thanks!
     
  2. whitehawk.mac macrumors newbie

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    I have experienced the same issue. I also tried rebuilding my inbox, but the problem didn't go away.
     
  3. drew627 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Glad that i'm not alone... but it doesn't bode well for both of us that this thread took over a month to get a reply :(
     
  4. whitehawk.mac macrumors newbie

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    Fortunately on another thread, someone suggested to check Spotlight preferences. When I did, I realized, that my Mavericks volume was not indexed. I deleted it from the exclusion list and now my Mail search is working :)
     
  5. drew627 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But this isn't my case. Note that I said I can search for my emails in spotlight just fine, but they never show up in a Finder search or Mail.app search. Interestingly, Mail actually suggests related searches (the dropdown menu when you type in something) but nothing shows up!!! I can still find specific emails using the usual spotlight way but this is definitely a major annoyance.
     
  6. danieliversen macrumors newbie

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