Search is critical when it comes time for you to find that one email, attachment, or email address. Having zero access to your data makes search a bit of a challenge for ProtonMail. At this time ProtonMail does not search the body of your email messages. This is due to the fact that they are encrypted on our servers, and therefore we currently do not have a means to search them. We are working on solutions around this and plan on offering a search capability that is equal to and even better than what you have come to expect from your email provider.
What is currently searched when I type into the search box at the top of my page?
At this time this search returns results for:
- Recipient email addresses
- Sender email addresses
- Date s message was sent/received
- Folder (Location)
- Attachments (only yes/no, not the name of the attachment)
You can add search parameters for each of these fields individually by clicking the down arrow in the search box.
When you search in this box, the searching parameter is “and”. This means when you want to search for a message sent from email@example.com between the dates of x/y/z and y/x/z with attachments, you will select the option to do so.
This is in contrast to all messages from firstname.lastname@example.org *or* between the dates of x/y/z and y/x/z *or* with attachments.
Comment below for things you would like to see related to search!