search not finding encrypted mails

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24 Apr, 2017 10:55 AM


When using the search box in, search results are returned only for non-encrypted mails.

The checkbox to include results from encrypted messages in the General sheet of preferences of is checked, as had always been. I have just tried unchecking it, restarting Mail and checking it again. The search still doesn't find text from encrypted mails.

I see no other setting that could have an effect.

So, is this a bug that I should report or am I missing something?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 24 Apr, 2017 06:32 PM

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    Hi hmijail,

    we already have a feature request to enable search for encrypted messages and I've added your comments and vote to it. The number of votes is one factor that helps us to determine what feature to add next.

    Unfortunately there's no workaround for this problem at the time being. We're very sorry for that. This discussion will be updated however, when the requested feature is available.

    Have a nice day,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 07 Aug, 2017 05:13 PM.

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