Searching emails in the native Mail client on iPhone
Posted on 2015-02-10
I have an issue with an iPhone, and I'm not sure there's a fix, but here goes nothing...
I have a user with an Exchange account containing some 60k items in total. These have been divided into subfolders based on age, to make them manageable, however on the iPhone or iPad (both iOS8) when searching, it searches all the subfolders, as will as the inbox.
Is there any way to make it search the current folder only, or specify a folder to search?
I have tried being in a folder, and selecting "current mailbox" on the search but this does not work - it still searches the whole mailbox (as you kind of guess from the wording).
I am willing to listen to suggestions regarding stable, secure, third-party mail clients that would also resolve this issue.
Note I am currently testing the official Outlook app for iOS - the jury is currently out on that one!