Jordan Brock

Leopard: Mail.app gets gmail style searching

I’m going to jot down little tidbits I find while using Leopard, things that are good and things that are not so good.

p. I like the revised Mail.app (though judgement still reserved on the TODO’s and Notes features). One thing I have noticed is that you can now do Gmail style searches in the main search bar.

p.

p. Keywords that I’ve found work so far:

p. from:
to:
subject:

p. Haven’t worked out how to do date based searches yet, and folder: or mailbox: don’t seem to work yet, but I’ll post more if I find something.

p. UPDATE

p. I found some more in the spotlight searching help file

p. date: eg date: yesterday or date:24/08/07
kind: eg kind: document or kind:movie (this find messages with an attachment of a particular type)