#67 ✓fixreleased
mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed)

Need "entire message" search feature

Reported by mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed) | February 28th, 2011 @ 09:29 AM

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  • mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed)

    mason-lighthouse (at fivespeed) February 28th, 2011 @ 09:31 AM

    • Assigned user changed from “benny” to “benny”

    whoops! did not mean to submit that. What I meant:

    Need "entire message" search feature

    Mail's "Entire Message" search scope is very useful. I often want to match (body text or from or to or subject or cc or bcc) when I search.

    Unless I missed it, this is not possible yet in MM?

  • benny

    benny February 28th, 2011 @ 01:47 PM

    • Tag cleared.
    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    No, there is no shorthand for searching the values described. The minimum would be: Unquoted Body Text, Any Address, and Subject.

    I can understand the need to search body text and subject easily. I'm not sure I understand the need to combine it with address fields (at least not often).

    I have a plan for making it easier to “start” searches using an interface similar to the Mailbox Chooser. This could be a solution for you.

    In the meantime: I could easily add a shorthand for searching the headers you describe, but I'm not sure what it should be named. “Entire Message” would not be strictly correct – at least I would then expect it to search all headers (which is not easily implemented in MailMate). It is more like “Common headers and body text”, but that would be a bit verbose. Any suggestions?

  • Mason

    Mason February 28th, 2011 @ 02:05 PM

    This need is very common for me and my coworkers.

    Let's suppose we have a valued client, named Kazuko. We often want to see every message that:

    • is from Kazuko
    • is to Kazuko (from us, or from another party with us perhaps Cc'd)
    • refers to Kazuko in the Subject (e.g. "Re: airport quarantine info for Kazuko's dog")
    • is Bcc'd to Kazuko (perhaps us responding to a third party on her behalf, handling some issue for her)
    • discusses Kazuko in some form in the message body

    This is a repeating pattern for us--wouldn't that be so for a lot of businesses?

    I agree that "Entire Message" is inaccurate, but "Body & Common Headers" seems OK to me. Or perhaps "Body | Subject | Correspondents"? Hmm, I don't know exactly what best to call it; that's why you make the big bucks! ;-)

  • benny

    benny February 28th, 2011 @ 02:40 PM

    Ok, I'll add it when I have decided the naming. Maybe then the big bucks will follow...

  • benny

    benny March 5th, 2011 @ 05:18 PM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixreleased”
  • larrycz

    larrycz June 1st, 2011 @ 08:45 PM

    See also ticket 137

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