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Lion Mail frustration
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Apr 20, 2012, 11:09 AM
Ever since I upgraded to Lion from SN, I have had problems with Lion Mail app.

At first, it couldn't find my messages so I learned about rebuilding the mailboxes and it helped.

Then I lost about 600 messages from Sent of one of my two accounts (not all sent emails were gone but about 600). I restored them from Time Machine and blamed my two year old.

Now again, I cannot find the darn message and I know it is there as I had to manually scroll through to find it. I ran "Rebuild" but it didn't do a thing. I removed Envelop Index from ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData but even after indexing the search still doesn't work!

If I use token "From:" and "company.com" it finds it but not if I am looking for just "company". This drives me nuts to the point that I am ready to smash my MBP to smithereens.

I've had a few failed searches in the past that I cannot remember of but I know it took me extra time to locate the messages. I'm trying to get used to the way Apple rethought I have to use my Mail now but sometimes I just don't have that kind of time.

Q1. Will anything change in ML Mail?
Q2. I use Thunderbird for my personal accounts and don't want to mix work and home (sometime I accidentally send emails from the wrong accounts). Can I have 2 Thunderbird apps running at the same time on one machine?

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Apr 20, 2012, 11:52 AM
My Mail client searches find in Lion, I'm not sure its a design decision so much as a bug or a glitch.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
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