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Q: How do I use Apple Mail search in Lion and Mountain Lion?


  • The search works very differently from the previous version of Mail.
  • Need more explanation of how search is working.



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August 08, 2012

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  1. Aug 24, 2011

    Was getting frustrated by different search results between previous version of Mail and the new one with Lion. Lion did not seem to be finding everything I expected.

    I needed to rebuild the mailbox. (Highlight mailbox. Select Mailbox > Rebuild)

    Found a related Apple Support thread

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