Did you try the "Mailbox / Rebuild" menu item?I've read through/searched the entire Catlina thread here and haven't found anyone mention issues with search in Apple Mail. I've updated a test system to Catalina and, regardless of what I search for, the results number is always the total number of messages in the inbox at the moment and I never see just those that messages that I should see. I've done the following:
Posts in various Apple Discussions show this working for some people (most?), but my message count via IMAP is ~120k and I haven't had any success with the steps outlined above.
- Quit Mail, removed the Envelope Index files, restarted Mail and watched it "Import" the entire message store.
- Turned Spotlight off, restarted, turned Spotlight back on:
sudo mdutil -i off -E /; sudo mdutil -s /; sudo mdutil -i on /; sudo mdutil -s /
- Disabled Spotlight indexing via System Preferences: drag Macintosh HD to Privacy tab, restart, removed Macintosh HD from Privacy tab.
- Removed mail account from Internet Accounts, restarted, re-created account in Internet Accounts
Howard Oakley on eclecticlight.co mentions the possibility of a Quarantine flag being set on the files/folders of sandboxed apps (which Mail should be), so I tried removing said flag, to no avail.
Is anyone else having this issue and what have you done to resolve (or not)?