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    Default Search across all mailboxes?

    I think it would be great to be able to easily search across all folders (for a lost mail, for example, that may have been misflied).

    At present you have to select the folders pane under search, then select each folder you want to search MANUALLY. That's a pain for someone like me (~40 root folders). Please add an extra button 'all' on the top of the folder list in search.

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    If you're talking about about ZCS then it will search across all of the folders in your account. Mail doesn't get misfiled by Zimbra it gets filed by filters and in reference to whomever the mail is addressed to.

    Is there any particular reason this post is in the Developers forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    If you're talking about about ZCS then it will search across all of the folders in your account.
    How? How do you get it to search all the folders, without having to select each folder one by one, which is very tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jom View Post
    How? How do you get it to search all the folders, without having to select each folder one by one, which is very tedious.
    You just put your search in the 'Search' field and it will automatically search all folders for whatever it is you're searching on, what's difficult about that. I asked you earlier why this is in the Developers forum and whether you're talking about ZCS, would you care to provide an answer to those questions?

    Perhaps if you gave an example of what your problem actually is, and what you're trying to do, it would help us.
    Last edited by phoenix; 03-26-2009 at 04:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    I asked you earlier why this is in the Developers forum and whether you're talking about ZCS, would you care to provide an answer to those questions?
    I think you're getting confused here, I'm not the person that started the thread. The only reason I posted here was because I had the same question - about the folders pane in 'advanced search' - in the ZCS web interface.

    What I wanted to know is how can you search a folder and all its subfolders, without having to select each subfolder separately. The 'search field' input searches all folders, not just the tree I'm interested in.

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    It searches all root and subfolders by default.

    It would help us to help you if you were to update your profile as well with the following output so we know which version of ZCS you are running
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    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v
    You could well be on a really old version of ZCS where this functionality has been introduced in a later release. And hence the only way to resolve the issue would be to upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by jom View Post
    I think you're getting confused here,
    That's nothing unusual.

    Quote Originally Posted by jom View Post
    What I wanted to know is how can you search a folder and all its subfolders, without having to select each subfolder separately. The 'search field' input searches all folders, not just the tree I'm interested in.
    I've already answered that but because I don't understand what you're trying to do I'll make a guess at the possibility you want to search one specific folder and it's subfilders. To do that you just do:

    Code:
    under:FolderName searchstring
    Do have a read of this wiki article.
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    Right, I'll give more details.

    I click on the "Advanced" button next to the search input. I see a row of icons which allow me to search on size, date, domain, folder, etc. So I click on "folder" and I get a panel with a list of folders in the root: Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Work1 , Work2, Personal, etc.

    My Work1 and Work2 folders each have dozens of subdirectories. I want to search these, and only these (not Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Personal etc).

    In order to do this I need to make dozens of mouse clicks, one for each subfolders. Or is there a way to select all the subfolders in one go?

    I could use the under:FolderName1 or under:FolderName2 or under:FolderName3 like you suggest, for each root folder I want to search. However it seems like something the folder panel should be able to handle.

    I've got a new version of ZCS, 5.0.12

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    Quote Originally Posted by jom View Post
    My Work1 and Work2 folders each have dozens of subdirectories. I want to search these, and only these (not Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Personal etc).

    In order to do this I need to make dozens of mouse clicks, one for each subfolders. Or is there a way to select all the subfolders in one go?
    I've just given you an answer on how to do it in my previous post.
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