Using MailDex Advanced Email Search Queries

Following the indexing of your emails in Encryptomatic’s MailDex email viewer, there are two basic methods to help you discover the emails you want to find: Quick Search and Advanced Search.

To do a quick search, enter the string you want to search for into the Quick Search box.

A screen image showing the MailDex Search panel. "Calico Cats" is entered into the Search box, as an example of text to search for.

Text matching your search query within the email body will be displayed in the Email List.

Sometimes you want to perform a more complex search query that strings together multiple criteria, but perhaps not other criteria. Advanced Search is performed by click on “Advanced Search” in the Search tab.

A screen shot of the Search tab in Maildex with the "Advanced Search" button highlighted.

Advanced Search opens a new box on the MailDex main screen from which you can build more complex email search queries. You can also save the queries for repeat use later, or on a different set of email messages. In this example, we have created a search query that requires a specific email address in the Sender field, as well as a specific email address that appears either in the email’s Recipient field, or the CC Recipient field. This was done by clicking the “Add Clause” button. We can add as many criteria as necessary, using AND, OR, AND NOT qualifiers.

The Advanced Search box, showing functions:  Add Clause, Add Group, Remove, and Find.
Also shown is Save, Save as New, Delete. A sample search query is showing whereby the search requires a specific Sender, a Specific email address in the recipient field, OR a specific email address in the CC Recpients field.

When the search criteria is as you need it, you can click “Save as New” to add this search to the drop down list. The search can then be recalled for future use by choosing it from the drop down list.

Click the “Find” button, and MailDex will begin to search the selected Index project for emails that match your search.

Screen image showing an email in the top frame and more than a dozen other matches in the lower list panel.

For more information on the MailDex search feature, you can view the product manual section on email search, here!

Support Team

Providing support for Encryptomatic MailDex, the affordable way to index, search, discover and convert email messages. Learn more at https://maildex.encryptomatic.com Encryptomatic LLC was founded in 2005 to help people do important work with email. We are the software developers behind MailDex. Contact our support team at 1-701-566-6731 x1 Get help with any of our software products at https://www.encryptomatic.com/support/

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