OS VERSION: all
UI LANGUAGE: all
The search function from the top pulley menu is not described very well and offers hardly any options except for entering a search string.
The search seems to be always the same and independent of the context/folder one is currently in.
an email account with IMAP access and several folders and many emails
the wish to find i.e. an email with a certain subject in only one folder
or the wish to find an email “From” someone, in one or all folders
- search your mails in the “INBOX”
- search your mails in the “SPAM”
- search your mails in “Sent”
I would expect search results from the folder i am currently in to avoid false findings from other folders.
I would expect to say somewhere which header field(s) i actually want to match, to avoid false findings.
I always get very many false findings from other folders and header fields i was never looking for.
I heavily use email and am subscribed to mailing lists, so the volume of not-too-personal email is high and so is the need to filter out such folders in the search.
Also i keep all sorts of travel documents in an email folder. Say i look in my travel folder for “lufthansa” instead of finding my ticket right away, i will get the last-minute check in spam from the inbox … in which i did not search.
It would be nice to have something like “search only in the folder”, which would already help me a lot.
In addition an “advanced search” where one could select headers to match would be nice.