Find Your Messages

The Spotlight search feature in macOS automatically indexes all your Mail messages for super-fast searching, either from within Mail or using the systemwide Spotlight menu.

You can search using natural language rather than relying on special keywords or formulations. However, if you want to do complex searches, you can. With a flexible system of search tokens (which I explain in a moment), Boolean searches, and other options, you can find almost any message you can describe.

And, you can even save a search by converting it into a smart mailbox, as I describe at the end of this chapter, in Work Smarter with Smart Mailboxes.

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