1. James8561's Avatar
    How do I go about searching up really old emails (more than a month old) using WP with accounts set to sync manually only 7 days?
    07-29-2013 08:14 PM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    You should beable to search, and then it should ask you if you want to search via server.
    James8561 likes this.
    07-29-2013 08:17 PM
  3. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Go to sync settings in your email, from the drop down menu select " any time ". Then hit refresh.
    07-29-2013 09:14 PM
  4. James8561's Avatar
    ^wouldn't that waste all my data?

    @rdubmu, I didn't see that option
    07-29-2013 09:20 PM
  5. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I don't think so your just refreshing your email. Its really a refresh. You can connect to a WiFi network and refresh that way.

    How much data do you have per month that your that concerned about it.
    07-30-2013 05:55 PM
  6. foxbat121's Avatar
    Go to sync settings in your email, from the drop down menu select " any time ". Then hit refresh.
    That's really a bad idea and WILL download all past emails and use a lot of data. As mentioned above, server search works just fine as long as you use Exchange or Microsoft account.
    James8561 likes this.
    07-30-2013 06:01 PM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    @rdubmu, I didn't see that option
    Use the search button on mail app to search for what you looking for. It will search emails on your phone first. But at the end of the results, it will show a line 'Search more in xxxx'. Tap that line will perform server search.
    07-30-2013 06:08 PM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    ^all I got when searching is this: taken directly from phone
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    07-30-2013 09:28 PM
  9. rdubmu's Avatar
    What type of account are you using and how is it set up?
    07-31-2013 01:57 AM
  10. foxbat121's Avatar
    ^all I got when searching is this: taken directly from phone
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    Only exchange mail or Hotmail/outlook mail accounts support server search. Other email account can't as they don't support such search.
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    07-31-2013 09:24 AM
  11. gab1972's Avatar
    Have you considered CloudMagic?

    Here's the app description:

    “Really, really, really, fast” - TechCrunch
    “Super fast search on super strong steroids” - Gizmodo

    Put your mind at ease. Magically find anything when you need it the most. Lightning fast search across Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box and much more.

    Quickly find things when you need it the most:
    - that important email when a customer calls
    - that spreadsheet on the way to your meeting
    - that airline ticket at the airport check-in desk

    One search box across all your data
    - Search across Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo, Hotmail, SkyDrive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Chat, iCloud, AOL, Mail.com and GMX.

    Multiple accounts
    - Add any number of accounts and search through all of them in one go. Got more than one email account? Add both and search through them together.

    One view of all your data
    - Get a quick snapshot of all recent updates across all your data.

    Rich previews and actions
    - Allows you to quickly preview content and take common actions like open attachments, reply, forward, etc.

    Partial word search
    - You can find what you are looking for in just a few keystrokes.

    Multiple devices
    - Works across desktops, smartphones and tablets.
    James8561 likes this.
    07-31-2013 10:40 AM
  12. ivanflo's Avatar
    Search and then when no results come up tap "search in hotmail" in my case and then all folders in my case and done. Its a very useful feature. Not sure it works with all types of accounts though.

    Sent from my windows phone
    James8561 likes this.
    07-31-2013 11:19 AM
  13. James8561's Avatar
    so it looks like I can't search on Yahoo or Google mails.
    this better not be a WP-only limitation or else it's pretty stupid.
    07-31-2013 11:34 AM
  14. gab1972's Avatar
    so it looks like I can't search on Yahoo or Google mails.
    this better not be a WP-only limitation or else it's pretty stupid.
    Seriously, give CloudMagic a try. Even when I had an Android and an iPhone, I used this app over native global search.
    07-31-2013 11:38 AM
  15. mpt15's Avatar
    so it looks like I can't search on Yahoo or Google mails.
    this better not be a WP-only limitation or else it's pretty stupid.
    I tried this on a Lumia 820. A Gmail account was setup, initially syncing only email. I changed the setting to also sync contacts. Then it gave the option of "search more in Google Mail" which it didn't give earlier!

    Unfortunately I couldn't find the setting for yahoo mail. So Gmail search works but not yahoo mail, in my experience.
    Last edited by mpt15; 07-31-2013 at 03:20 PM.
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    07-31-2013 12:01 PM
  16. foxbat121's Avatar
    I tried this on a Lumia 820. A Gmail account was setup, initially syncing only email. I changed the setting to also sync contacts. Then it gave the option of "search more in Google Mail" which it didn't give earlier!

    Unfortunately I couldn't find the setting for yahoo mail. So Gmail search works but not yahoo mail, in my experience.
    Your trick with GMail may ends tomorrow because Google is slated to turn off ActiveSync tomorrow. Also, phones with GDR2 update already switched GMail to IMAP. Yahoo is IMAP as well. Search on mail server is an ActiveSync feature. I don't believe IMAP protocol supports that (I maybe wrong). Hence you will not see this on any IMAP or POP email accounts.

    GMail server search will work on native GMail apps in Android or iOS. But there is no such official app for WP8. You can thank Google for it.
    James8561 and mpt15 like this.
    07-31-2013 05:36 PM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    I thought that if you have your phone already setup as m.google.com the sync will work for any existing customers.

    The best bet is to setup an outlook account, and setup gmail inside of outlook, then go to settings, and change your sent email from device to gmail since it is now an alias.
    07-31-2013 08:34 PM
  18. mpt15's Avatar
    Google Sync support for Windows Phone to be kept alive until December 31st

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/01/g...paign=Engadget
    James8561 and FinancialP like this.
    08-01-2013 06:02 AM
  19. foxbat121's Avatar
    I thought that if you have your phone already setup as m.google.com the sync will work for any existing customers.
    .
    no, it is supposed to cut off for all (those without a paying business account) @7/31/13 but now it is extended to the end of the year.
    08-01-2013 09:12 AM
  20. James8561's Avatar
    hopefully Microsoft will figure out google's new protocol by then.
    and Yahoo, pls /facepalm
    08-01-2013 11:35 AM
  21. foxbat121's Avatar
    hopefully Microsoft will figure out google's new protocol by then.
    and Yahoo, pls /facepalm
    The Windows 8 Mail app supports both IMAP push sync and server side search. So, there is no need to hope. MS already knows how to do it but just don't want to do it on the phone side right now to promote the competing eco system..
    08-04-2013 05:45 PM

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