For a while now, the search function in Mail.app has not been functioning properly. Whenever I search for anything, even if I know that such an email exists, nothing comes up. What is odd is that if I search for email in the main Spotlight search bar, I do get search results.
I have tried the following:
- Re-indexing Spotlight
Mail & Messagesfrom the spotlight search settings, and then re-adding it back
- Deleting the entire mail folder in
~/Libraryand then re-importing my email, and re-adding my IMAP accounts to force email to re-download from the server
- Removing the envelope index files, to force Apple Mail.app to recreate the index
- Synchronizing my email inboxes
- Rebuilding my email inboxes
None of this has worked... any suggestions? What is quite odd is that when I create a new user account on my Mac, the same issue presents itself. So it doesn't seem to be a problem specific to my user account.