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Search Keys

The following table lists the search keys:

Option
Description
ALL
return all messages matching the rest of the criteria
ANSWERED
match messages with the \\ANSWERED flag set
BCC "string"
match messages with "string" in the Bcc: field
BEFORE "date"
match messages with Date: before "date"
BODY "string"
match messages with "string" in the body of the message
CC "string"
match messages with "string" in the Cc: field
DELETED
match deleted messages
FLAGGED
match messages with the \\FLAGGED (sometimes referred to as Important or Urgent) flag set
FROM "string"
match messages with "string" in the From: field
KEYWORD "string"
match messages with "string" as a keyword
NEW
match new messages
OLD
match old messages
NOT FROM "string"
match messages where "string" does not appear in the From: field
ON "date"
match messages with Date: matching "date"
RECENT
match messages with the \\RECENT flag set
SEEN
match messages that have been read (the \\SEEN flag is set)
SINCE "date"
match messages with Date: after "date"
SUBJECT "string"
match messages with "string" in the Subject:
TEXT "string"
match messages with text "string"
TO "string"
match messages with "string" in the To
UNANSWERED
match messages that have not been answered
UNDELETED
match messages that are not deleted
UNFLAGGED
match messages that are not flagged
UNKEYWORD "string"
match messages that do not have the keyword "string"
UNSEEN
match messages which have not been read yet

For example, to match all unanswered messages sent by mom, use: UNANSWERED FROM mom.