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Take Control of Apple Mail in Lion by Joe Kissell

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Find Your Messages

Spotlight automatically indexes all your messages for super-fast searching, and you can search for them either within Mail or using the system-wide Spotlight menu. But Mail isn’t limited to simple text searches. With a flexible system of search tokens (which I explain in a moment), Boolean searches, and other options, you can find almost any message you can describe.

 

Save Your Email

Quite often, someone writes to ask me for some information that I sent earlier—each time accompanied by the apology, “Sorry, I know you sent it to me, but I deleted it.” When this happens, I shake my head, sigh, and ask, “But why?”

I know many people have the habit of deleting email messages as soon as they’ve read them. I applaud the tidiness such ...

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