How to Search the Current Mailbox Fast in Mac OS X Mail

Find what you're looking for quickly and easily

What to Know

  • Type your search term in the toolbar's search field.
  • You can set search parameters such as sender, subject, date, words, and phrases.

This article describes how to search for specific emails in macOS Mail.

Search the Current Mailbox Fast in macOS Mail

To quickly find messages in the current folder using macOS Mail:

  1. Type your search word or phrase in the Search field.

    Search bar in macOS Mail
  2. The search generates results grouped by criterion (for example, subject or sender). Select the appropriate one.

    macOS Mail search results

For more control over search results, macOS Mail offers search operators.

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