SmarterMail 5.x Help
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Searching Messages

SmarterMail provides an easy way to find the emails you are looking for. When viewing the messages in an email folder, click on the Search icon from the actions toolbar. When you do, a second bar will appear with various options you can use while searching.

Search Text - The first field is the text you are looking for. Frequently, this will be an email address or a part of an email subject.

Search Type - Choose the type of search from the drop-down box; You can search the from address, the subject, or the body text of messages.

Folder to Search - Choose the current folder, the current folder and subfolders, or all folders to search.

Messages to search - You have the option of searching All Messages, Unread messages, Replied to messages, or Forwarded messages.

Time Period - You have the option of choosing the time frame of which you received the messages. You can choose from the Last 30 Days, 90 Days, 6 Months, 12 Months, or All Time.

When you have entered all of the search criteria, click on the Find Now button. SmarterMail will then show you a list of all messages that match the search criteria, and you can click on a message to view it. If you want to start a new search with new criteria, click the Clear button.

Note: Very large folders will take longer to search, as will searching multiple folders at once. For faster searching, choose a specific folder before initiating a search.