OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Search Mail From Within Mail Or Spotlight

May 17, 2012

Do realized there have been multiple threads on this topic. Just checking to see if a soilution has been found.

Note: Mail and Spotlight search worked perfectly in Snow Leopard before upgrade.

Upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion. Mail search and indexing no longer working. Unable to search Mail from finder (Spotlight) or within Mail. Spotlight shows all other search ares with the exception of "Messages".[code]...

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Search Entire Message Not Working In Mail, But Spotlight Works

Apr 3, 2012

I am having a problem where my mail App is not searching the entire body of the message any more. I installed Lion soon after it was released, and I believe that it has been working up until recently. 

If I do a search, it won't search the message body, and gives me no option to search for "Message contains" (just "People" and "Subjects"). If search for subject "foo" and then click on the "Subject" pull down menu, it shows "Subject" and "Entire Message", but "Entire Message" is greyed out. 

I've done a lot of web searching and most people with similar problems had problems with Spotlight. If I do a Spotlight search, it does find all of the mail messages correctly. Its just the Mail app that won't let me search. 

I haven't tried re-indexing spotlight yet because spotlight seems to be working okay. Note that all of my mail accounts are "POP" accounts with the mail stored locally on my machine. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Moved Location Of Mail Another Partition. Mail Works Fine But Spotlight Will Not Index?

Mar 23, 2012

Successfully moved mail to another partition ~ however not getting Spotlight (or Mail) to index or search email since the move.Tried adding the folder to Spotlight privacy settings ~ then removing but no luck.Tried contacting Apple however moving mail from Libraries is not 'supported' so no love there. how to get Spotlight to search mail residing on another partition?  

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Create Folders Under POP Mail Account In Mac Mail?

Mar 17, 2012

I'm migrating the admin side of my life to my iMac. I am using Mac mail for my mai, this includes a Gmail IMAP account and a POP3 account for my meandering ISP. The IMAP one loads up fine with the IMAP folders there under a sub set of folders for the account.But the POP3 account won't let me create folders within it nor does it have a subset like the Geekwolf one you see below.What do I need to do to get it to have folders, I need to be able to sort incoming mail, but at the moment, I can't.My ISP does have an IMAP setting, but I don't want to have the mail sat about on a server. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Send Mail From The Mail App On Macbook Air?

Jun 24, 2012

I am unable to send mail from the Mail app on my Macbook Aire.  Problem started recently.  Am able to receive mail without problems. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Does Spotlight Give No Results On Mail And Calendar

Feb 1, 2012

Since some time my search functions in Mail and Calendar aren't working properly. I can find my mails in the spotlight function from lion itself, but inside the mail program I get no results.

I tried several things:
1. Delete all my accounts on (is IMAP) and redownloaded them from the server.
2. Removed envelope files in Library folder mail
3. Add harddisk to privacy map on spotlight preferences and removed it (saw reindexing from harddisk)
4. Checked terminal with following command: 'sudo mdutil -s /Volumes/*', results:

/Volumes/Backups:Indexing disabled.
/Volumes/Server Data:Indexing enabled.
/:Indexing enabled.

(Backups is external network drive for backups).
(Server Data is external USB drive for data from clients)
(Server Systems is local drive, not shown in terminal ?!?)

Possible causes to problem: Reinstalled server software (and got it working properly this time), Renamed harddisk, installed back-up software named carbon copy cloner, setup VPN.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mail Search Not Working?

Jun 6, 2012

I am no longer able to use Search in Mail. When I type anything in, I get zero results. I am almost certain it worked previously. Am I missing a setting somewhere?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mail Search Function - Old Emails?

Feb 29, 2012

Just moved to new iMac with OS Lion. The Mail function used to search the body of the email, but now it does not (apparently).[url]More importantly, the search function is not looking at my old emails in separate folders.  And apparently it is not looking at emails not received by the new computer either.  Thus I have no historic email search function, which is annoying.How can I force Mail to look at and search all the other old email folders?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Search Not Working Properly In Mail?

Apr 19, 2012

The search feature in Lion/Mail will not find names or words in the "Subject" category even when I know they exists.  I use mail for my business and often need to find old emails from clients..... the new search feature in Lion does not work.  How can Apple release a product with such a obvious flaw?    

Other problems with mail..... • When I open mail no new mail will appear in my "in box" until I select another mail box like "trash" or "Sent".... then the new mail will appear. • The "Hide Mail" feature is greyed out when mail is open.... there's no way to hide mail. • The scroll down bar on the right side of the window is hidden until you drag the edge of the frame over to reveal it. • Windows are locked and can't be moved. I've been using Apple products from the earliest days in the 1980's and quite frankly have been shocked at some of the things Apple is screwing up these days.  From the Final Cut Pro conversion to Final Cut X disaster that has sent thousands of professional editors running to other products, to these seemingly small but irritating flaws with the new software being released before these problems have been addressed. A search feature that does not work? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Search Engine In Mail Has Stopped Working?

May 22, 2012

The search engine in mail has stopped working altogether.  When I type something into the search field nothing happens.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Search Mail Messages For A Specific Word Or Phrase?

May 25, 2012

Is there a way to search my mail messages for a specific word or phrase? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Search Not Working?

Apr 5, 2012

I have tried everything to fix Spotlight search with no luck. I have deleted the index file in the root directory with out success. and tried several other ways of tring to re index my machine.  As you can see from my screen shots. There is a file called Apps on the desktop. Yest when I search the desktop it cant find it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Filter Search To Name Contains Using Spotlight

Jun 8, 2012

How to best use the Spotlight and or Command+F find/search feature unsion Lion 10.7? Specifically, I am looking to filter the search to "Name Contains".I know if I Com+F, I can apply that filter with a couple more clicks.And Spotlight can initiate the search.The problem with this method is Show All in Finder leaves no way to apply the Name Contains filter unless I go back and edit the results, then I can drop down and select the filter.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Search Is Empty?

Jun 13, 2012

Searching for anything in Spotlight returns no results. Trying to re-initiate indexing by setting the hard-drive to "private" and then "non-private" is not allowed. Using mdutil to force recreate an index fails. "No Index." 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Suddenly Finding That Mail Is Not Emptying The Draft Box After Mail Is Sending Mail?

Apr 23, 2012

For the last week I find that after sending an email with attachments that it remains in my draft box after sending. The mail shows up in the sent box, but it never get's deleted from the draft box until I resend it. This is happening on both my MBP and iMac. Both machines connect to iCloud for mail.

27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Won't Search External Drives?

May 17, 2012

I have an external drive with a lot of music on it.  I recently upgraded to Lion and now the spotlight will not search the disc.

There used to me a spotlight box in the corner of the drive window and now there isn't. The disc is half a tare and it's next to impossible to search manually.  It is a Go Flex drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 20" screen 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Getting Location Of Files Via Spotlight Search?

Jun 10, 2012

How do I know WHERE the files are located when I search via Spotlight?I search but do not always wish to click file or application to open .. I just want to know its location.Snow Leopard showed me the path so where is that information in Lion's spotlight?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight To Search File-names Only Not Content?

Mar 23, 2012

Every time I do a spotlight search, intending only to get filenames (that's what it says in greyed out lettering in the search field), the Spotlight results show content as well with the result I have sometimes 1000s of items listed when I just want results containing filenames only. The search results are useless?How do I get Spotlight to search for filenames only? This is how Search used to be in Classic and for a while in OSX. 

MacMini 2.26GHz, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight No Longer Shows The Path Of A Search?

May 2, 2012

In Lion, the spotlight no longer shows the path of a search. Can I restore that?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Eliminate Certain File-types In A Spotlight Search?

May 14, 2012

How do I eliminate certain filetypes from results in a Spotlight search?

MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Search Doesn't Work In Help Center

Jun 17, 2012

I can't get the search funtion to work in the Help Center. I'm trying to search topics in Logic Help, But it also doesn't work for other Apple programs. My internet connection is working fine. OSX.7.4 on a unibody MacBook Pro, with Logic 9.1.7.

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Does Spotlight Search HTML Files?

Jun 29, 2014

I have a folder full of HTML files I just imported to my MacBook about a week ago. They have been backed up by my Time Capsule. But when I search for keywords in the contents of them, they do not show up. The file names will show up, but none of the contents (which are mainly text). I have tried to force Spotlight to search only the folder that contains the files, but it does not seem to be searching the HTML files. 

Are HTML file contents excluded from Spotlight searches? I seem to have a number of webpages that come in Spotlight for keyword searches that appear to be the result of searching the file contents. So is there a trick to this? Is there some way I can force Spotlight to index this folder? Just not sure why it seems to search the contents of some HTML files and not others.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Find The Path To A File In A Spotlight Search Result?

May 24, 2012

how to find the path to a file in a Spotlight search result. In Snow Leopard I would get the path to a file or folder by just holding the mouse over the search result in Spotlight. I don't see that in Lion.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Unable To Send Mail From Imac Using Apple Mail?

Jun 27, 2012

I am unable to send mail from my imac using apple mail. I keep getting told I am not connected to internet and my accounts keep getting taken offline.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Lost emails

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OS X Server :: Offsite Mail Clients Unable To Authenticate And Get Mail

Apr 18, 2007

I have just installed 10.4.9 Server on a Mac Mini, I am no expert but I got most of the services running using a book on setting up server.

The problem I have is everyone on the local network can send and recieve mail no problem using IMAP or POP3 accounts and even Webmail works offsite,

But when someone is offsite like at home, they cannot authenticate and connect to the server to send mail, we use Apple mail but have even tried Thunderbird and Outlook on a PC. None will connect.

Currently we are using CRAM-MD5 for mail authentication.

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OS X :: Mail 4.3 - Spotlight Searching Within Attachments?

Aug 9, 2010

I just switched to Mail from Entourage and am setup to Exchange. I just noticed when I search within Mail or through OSX Spotlight it doesn't appear to search within the Attachment in the emails. Is this how it is designed? If so, do I have any options?

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Reindex Mail And Spotlight

Dec 4, 2014

Spotlight works but not with mail!How to reindex mail or spotlight for mail?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Locate Mail

Mar 23, 2012

I use an iMac and recently upgraded to Lion OS. Everything was working fine, including Mail.

But the Hard Disk developed some hardware defect and I was forced to replace the hard disk with a new one. The service center added the new harddisk with OS 10.6.8 and now when I connect the old hard disk using USB connection (which is running 10.7) I am unable to find the Mail and Mail downloads folder in the library folder...

Is it because my machine is running on 10.6.8 and the hard disk is having 10.7?

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Use Mail With I5 OSX Lion?

Apr 7, 2012

When i create a new email in Mail and select underline everything works well but when i try to deselect underline it wont do that,i have a iMac i5 with OSX Lion

iMac, iOS 5.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Collect Mail In It?

Jul 3, 2012

When my computer-based Mac Mail program stopped collecting mail on Sunday (it still sends mail without issue) I researched suggestions on a fix without a success. Today I upgraded to Lion and I'm still unable to collect mail through Mac Mail. I have opened an iCloud account and can access my mail through the web-based program, and can also access my mail through my iPhone. But Mac Mail on my computer won't collect mail. I had assumed that the install would automatically configure my settings. I've tried checking and unchecking SSL and assigned ports 993 and 995; I've changed my account email addresses from [URL] to [URL] (even though I hate [URL]) but nothing seems to work. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.4 GHz with 4 GB SDRAM

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