maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 5502
No search for emails available
Last modified: 2010-06-15 11:31:12 UTC
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STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
1. Open inbox
2. Try to search for an email
There is some kind of search:
- a button with magnifier icon
- an option in the menu
- ctrl-f will open a search
- type ahead search
There is no search for emails available (or very good hidden)
At least a simple search in the current folder should be available. I would
suggest a type ahead search for "subject OR sender" resp. "subject OR receiver"
(in Outbox and Drafts) for the current folder. A full bloated search might not
be necessary, but with no search it's a bit hard to navigate
Yeah, was never planned to provide. Might change in future versions. I
personally consider this a bug, by Nokia definitions it's an enhancement
Reference to myself: int-108071.
I would see this as a major shortfall for a high-end device aimed (at least
partly) at professionals. I hope that the priority of this is higher than "low"
I guess that there are two type of search that could be implemented:
1) Local search. This would only search emails stored locally on the device. In
my opinion, it'd be very important to make that search account-wide and not
limited to the current folder. Search should be quick and simple and should
just work. Something like Spotlight in Apple Mail. Forcing users to remember in
which folder the email they're looking for is would partially defeat the point
of having a search functionality.
2) Server search. Ideally, Modest should be able to search within all my
emails, including those on the server that I haven't downloaded locally (just
like the Google Mail J2ME app does). That would really be a must-have feature
for me (and for quite a few people I know) but I don't yet know of any mobile
email client that does this right (apart from the Google J2ME app of course but
Technically, I'm not sure how this could be done though. The iPhone does it
(arguably, very badly and possibly only for Gmail accounts) so there must be a
way. Even if it's Gmail-only, that'd be a very good first step.
Feel free to vote for this issue.
Missing search capability cripples the application.
It is a pain with current version to locate an email by content.
If Nokia feels that search is irrelevant feature in email, why it appears in
(In reply to comment #4)
> It is a pain with current version to locate an email by content.
> If Nokia feels that search is irrelevant feature in email, why it appears in
Unrelated to the technical scope of this bug report. Please avoid comments that
don't add additional value, or contact Nokia Customer Care. Thanks!
I consider searching the content available on the device a valuable feature.
Typical computers allow for searching the existing e-mail database.
I believe this feature should be added.
Tim Watt: We all believe something, but your comment is not helpful. Just vote
please instead of creating bugmail for everybody with "me too" comments.
This bug is now referenced in a new brainstorm entry "Bridge the gap between
Modest and competing smartphone email clients", found here:
. If you care about this bug, please vote for and contribute to the Brainstorm.
(In reply to comment #8)
> This bug is now referenced in a new brainstorm entry "Bridge the gap between
> Modest and competing smartphone email clients", found here:
> . If you care about this bug, please vote for and contribute to the Brainstorm.
This feature enhancement is in PR1.2 isn't it?
Should we close it?
I must be missing smth... I have PR1.2 but can't figure out how to search my
emails. Could you enlighten me?
There's a basic search now: just start typing something when in list view.
However I couldn't find how to search on specific fields (e.g. search in
message, search in recipients), and it seems limited to what's in the list, no
(In reply to comment #9)
> This feature enhancement is in PR1.2 isn't it?
> Should we close it?
Strange, here it seems the message body is ignored while searching for a
Runnig here: (10.2010.19-1)
Is there a bug in the fix?
I guess the issue is that the scope of this enhancement request has been
reduced to just searchibility of email *headers* as opposed to contents. For
those that think that, in the 21st century, searching email bodies should be
part of a self-respecting, business oriented smartphone email client, you
should visit the brainstorm (link in comment#8 above, which has this
requirement as one of the "solutions"...
Should we reopen this Bug for full search support or create a new one?
(In reply to comment #15)
> Should we reopen this Bug for full search support or create a new one?
New one prefered, though this does not sound like a bug to me.
Please file in http://maemo.org/community/brainstorm/ instead.