Search the Current Mailbox Fast in Mac OS X Mail

Mac OS X Mail has a wonderful feature in its default toolbar: Search Mailbox. It lets you search for messages in the currently open mailbox really fast.

To search the current mailbox in Mac OS X Mail from the Search Mailbox toolbar item:​

  • Click on the scope selector drop-down menu (the icon with the magnifying glass) to select where you want to search: Entire Message, Subject, To or From.
  • Type your search term in the entry field.

    Mac OS X Mail searches for matching messages as you type the term you're looking for, so you have to type only as much as is absolutely necessary.

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