Some probably know that I’m a virtually life-long user of Eudora for
my email needs. I’ve been trying out Apple’s Mail, despite the way it
choked up completely when I tried importing my Eudora archives some
time ago. This time, I’ve set it up to deal with a couple of accounts
(my Mac.com one and my college email), and it has run like that for
perhaps six months.
I just tried a simple search for something that I knew without a
shadow of a doubt was in more than one email. This didn’t work as
expected. (Although as this has happened before perhaps I should
First of all the name “Ian”, trying to track down emails sent by a
particular Ian here at college. I did this search because, when I
sorted both mailboxes by Sender, he didn’t appear in the ‘I’ section
of either list.
Doing this search didn’t pull up any of his emails OR emails where he
was Cc-ed. And yes, I was searching “All Mailboxes” and “Entire
I then searched for “Euroskills”, with and without a capital letter.
I got one email back in the result, although it is text that has been
written explicitly in a number of different messages.
I flicked back and forth between the two main mailboxes a couple of
times, and eventually Mail showed me Ian’s emails. Why on earth
didn’t it show them before? Anyway, I tried copying the word
“Euroskills” directly from his email and pasting that into the Search
Nope, didn’t find it, just one other email that also mentioned it, as before.
What in the everlovin’ blue-eyed world is UP with THIS? It isn’t
Leopard’s version of Mail, but it is the updated Tiger’s Mail.
Frankly, I don’t see how any sane person could put up with that. So
what’s up? It has to be something out of the ordinary, right? Except
it isn’t an isolated incident.
Comments? Thoughts? Scorn?
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