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Search modifiers

Search query modifiers such as "to:" "from:" "attachment:". When you have over 10K messages in you inbox and that's just the last month you tend to live on those things.

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        The search is weak on Airmail. I plug in "name of person" with subject of the email and get nothing. I end up scrolling down the list and finding the email. In Mac Mail you can put a person's name and word in the email and several emails come up. On Airmail you get "no results" The search needs to be drastically improved.

      • Francky76 commented  · 

        Attachment modifier is not very useful as it asks for the name of the file… I want to search emails "from" X "with an attachment" and not "with attachement named "presentation"". We rarelly know or remember what strange name was giving to the presentation file by our collaborateurs.

        Thanks in advance,

        Franck

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        IMO better, new, improved and advanced searching features in airmail should be on top priority list.

      • Myk commented  · 

        At the very least, or even more simply tie into the google search API when possible for gmail accounts. That way you don't need to create your own indexing engine.

        I would like to do searches such as from:<email addy> -info -billing the same way I do in gmail. I currently cannot do that and in fact cannot use search at all as it is really unreliable. The fact that I have to have a gmail browser window open for search unfortunately makes airmail limited.

        Love it in all the other ways though!

      • Mike commented  · 

        Search modifiers (as Justin suggests) are extremely useful. Adding not / exclusion would in a chain of filters would also be very useful. For example, I would like to find a message containing the text "foo" where the message is not in folder X.

      • Justin commented  · 

        For anyone that uses the keyboard a lot, being able to type in search modifiers rather than selecting them from the drop down is a real time saver.

        For example, if I want to search for an email I sent to john@example.com, I have to type in his email address, but this defaults to searching for 'Any' occurrance of that email address a message. If I use my mouse to select 'To' from the drop down, then I get the results I want. A nicer way is to allow `to:john@example.com` to perform the same action.

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