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I just upgraded to OS X Lion 10.7 and it included the new Apple Mail.

In Mail 4, I used to be able to choose where to search from (from/to/subject/all). How do I do this in Mail 5?

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I read the help carefully, and I cannot figure out how to narrow the search. –  Terry Gardner Jul 21 '11 at 9:09
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You can use search tokens, e.g.

  • from:michael
  • to:bob
  • subject:hello

For more info please see the MacLife Article on using search tokens in Lion's Mail.

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Start typing someone's name, then (in the search pop-up) select that name from the "people" list. This inserts a token in the search field. Click on this token to change it. You can then narrow the mailbox using the favorites bar.

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