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Yahoo! Mail Search
Wow, it just got a lot better.
physics




msg:821802
 6:58 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just searched some mail messages on a yahoo mail account of mine and, wow, the yahoo mail search function has just been given a major upgrade.
When I search now it searches inside the messages (not just the titles and sender) and then shows a serp-like page with snippets and all. Also shows senders that sent emails with those key phrases in them (clicking a link to a sender narrows the search to just include said sender), folders they were found in, nice. Watch out gmail ;)

 

artdog




msg:821803
 3:04 pm on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks, didn't even know this feature existed.

physics




msg:821804
 7:28 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

See the August 29 Yahoo! Search Blog Entry:

New and Improved Mail Search

Iím an email pack rat Ė and Iím not alone. As our mailboxes have grown, so has our need to quickly find the information stored in them. Thatís why Yahoo! Mail is launching all new search features that will make mail management more efficient, and hopefully, a little more fun. The new mail search will be available to some users on August 30th and will gradually roll out to all Yahoo! Mail users over the coming months.
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Also on CNET [news.com.com]

MarkHutch




msg:821805
 9:02 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you for posting the URL and information.

hasms




msg:821806
 9:39 am on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is anyone else noticing that the search feature only works on messages as far back as August 25? It's a little annoying, because I actually use the search feature (even the old version), but it's pretty much useless at the moment because it only goes back a week.

But if they can fix that, then yes, the search tool is better than before.

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