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Offline Al TeregoTopic starter

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Searching in PMs
« on: April 09, 2020, 06:05:08 pm »
When I search my PMs for keywords, very often E cannot find them.
It got to the point of me copying a word from a PM, entering it into the search and getting zero hits even though the PM I copied the word from is right there.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot?

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 08:34:36 pm »
Can't offer much other than condolences myself- I, too, have found the search here a bit squirrelly.

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 09:26:14 pm »
PMs are not indexed and never will be. I should probably disable searching for them if only for performance.

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 10:56:09 pm »
PMs are not indexed and never will be. I should probably disable searching for them if only for performance.
Half the time, searching them doesn't work ... but then half the time it does in my experience.  That's better than none of the time.

especially when one has 26,000 PMs, cough

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 09:53:49 pm »
I use the search feature in PMs and the key to making it work is to click 'show full message in results'. It only seems to work if you do that. I don't know if it shows all messages but I haven't seen anything to suggest it doesn't.

*Hopes you don't disable it*

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2020, 11:43:34 pm »
I use the search feature in PMs and the key to making it work is to click 'show full message in results'. It only seems to work if you do that. I don't know if it shows all messages but I haven't seen anything to suggest it doesn't.

Does it find sent messages for you, or just received ones?

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Re: Searching in PMs
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2020, 10:12:35 am »
Does it find sent messages for you, or just received ones?

It's finding some if I search with my own username, but clearly not all.