Information Services Division


Search for messages in Mac Mail

Find a message or item using Instant Search.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff


1. The search box is located in the top right corner.

2. In the Search box, type your search text.


Fig 1. The search box in Mac Mail
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3. The search box will automatically suggest relevant key words to help you find what you are looking for. The email list will also update in real time to let you see your results. You can use some of the search filters available to you which is located on the menu bar just above your email list i.e All, Inbox, Sent etc.


Fig 2. Example automatic suggestions
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