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Old 20 Sep 2019, 12:19 PM   #1
NumberSix
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Is search broken?

I've just had another experience of a sort that has occurred to me many times. I'm searching for a message containing a certain string pattern. In this particular case it's two words, call them Foo Bar, that appear in the message subject. Not substrings, but full words.

If I search All Mail, I do get some correct results. But the one I'm looking for is not included. I think it's probably in Trash, so I switch to search only Trash. NOW it shows up. Why does it not show up when searching All Mail?

This has happened to me many times in the past, but I failed to complain. Interested to know if others have seen this sort of irregularity.
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Old 20 Sep 2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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If I search All Mail, I do get some correct results. But the one I'm looking for is not included. I think it's probably in Trash, so I switch to search only Trash. NOW it shows up. Why does it not show up when searching All Mail?
Check Include Spam and Trash in search in Advanced Search.
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Old 21 Sep 2019, 05:18 AM   #3
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Thanks. That seems like bad UI to me. I've never noticed that there before. All Mail should mean all mail. It would be better if there were an opt-out control rather than opt-in.
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