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    Default Mail App with Server Side Search

    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a mail app with a unified inbox (gmail and yahoo) that can also search the mail servers and not just the phone. K9 seems to be pretty popular but it doesn't have this feature.
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    I don't believe any of the standards (IMAP or POP3) provide for a search capability.

    I know Gmail provides extensions to the standard IMAP API that include a "search" command. Yahoo's uses a Web Service to provide access that provides a search capability.

    You would be limited to gmail/yahoo unless other providers also implement extensions.

    Gool luck with your search for a email client.
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    Default Re: Mail App with Server Side Search

    Quote Originally Posted by camiller View Post
    I don't believe any of the standards (IMAP or POP3) provide for a search capability.

    Exchange (ActiveSync) does... and it seems that iOS supports it but Android Email doesn't.
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    Default Re: Mail App with Server Side Search

    Quote Originally Posted by camiller View Post
    I don't believe any of the standards (IMAP or POP3) provide for a search capability.
    Search has been part of the IMAP standard since at least version 2 of the protocol (RFC1064, July1988).

    The current standard for IMAP4 (RFC3501) supports searches on arbitrary header fields or within the message body, search by date, search for message flags ("read", "flagged", "answered", etc). It also allows boolean combinations of search conditions with AND and OR, although most clients don't make use of that feature.
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    Default Re: Mail App with Server Side Search

    Good News: If you are a GoDaddy customer you can use their webapp. It is a beautiful email client including server side search.
    Bad News: For some unknown reason they are ending support for this app and suggesting their customers go with M$ Outlook app. I can't even seem to get my imap info to work on that app.

    I came online to look for another app that had server side search. My main email inbox has over 74,000+ emails. I don't think other apps can handle it.

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