How to Index your Messages for Search

Index your messages to unleash the power of Postbox search!

Postbox contains a powerful search engine that enables you to find almost anything within email messages and RSS feeds.

Before content can be discovered, messages and feeds must first be downloaded to your computer and then indexed by the Postbox search engine. This process will occur automatically or it can be initiated manually.

Automatic Indexing

Postbox will automatically download and index your messages when it detects that your computer is idle. On modern computers, Postbox will index approximately 2,000 messages per minute. If there is a delay in the indexing process, it is most likely due to messages being downloaded.

Manual Indexing

If you would like your message content to be searchable right away, you can manually start the indexing process.

To index every message in Postbox, go to Tools | Indexing | Index All Folders. To index a specific folder, first select the folder and go to Tools | Indexing | Index This Folder.

About Index All Folders: Postbox can index your messages in the background as you carry on working as long as you don't quit Postbox. While indexing occurs, Postbox displays a window that shows you its progress. You can click away from the window to do other things, and Postbox will close the window automatically when indexing's complete.

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