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Question: Best Ways to Search Mail on iMac

I am trying to find messages with specific text in the body of the message. I tried typing the text, nothing. I tried "Entire Message:text", nothing. I read the help and get real frustrated when the help doesn't help. ThanksUser uploaded file

iMac, macOS Sierra (10.12)

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Mar 12, 2018 8:35 AM in response to MD_Gene In response to MD_Gene

Try the below in order and test after finishing each item.


Try re-indexing Spotlight by excluding your hard drive and then remove it.


Spotlight – Re-index

Try rebuilding the mailbox.


Rebuild mailbox


If that doesn't work, try re-indexing the mailboxes. This can take awhile if you have a lot of mail.


Reindex messages For El Capitan, try looking in V3. Sierra use V4. High Sierra use V5.


Reindex messages (2) See post by Linc Davis

Mar 12, 2018 8:35 AM

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