Search Attachment Type in Mac Mail – A Cool New Feature in Apple Mail Mavericks.
Searching for your data has always been undergoing innovation and rigorous development. It’s really important for users who deal with large databases to efficiently search for items they need.
Search Attachment Type in Mac Mail
This becomes even more important when dealing with emails. Emails have a large set of properties associated with them (timestamps, date, senders, receivers, subject line, Cc, Bcc, Email Attachments, etc.). Therefore, searching email data becomes even more complicated.
One feature was introduced in Mail under Mavericks that is really cool and useful – the ability to search Apple Mail with attachments type.
Now you could search for all PDFs or all .DOCX files in your email attachments. It truly makes a huge difference in speeding up your search activities.
How to Use it:
- Just start typing the file format in the search bar, and hit ‘return.’
- Click on the blue drop-down menu which is by-default set to ‘Any’
- Choose ‘Attachment type’ from the menu list.
There’s also a shortcut search phrase to automatically look for attachment types. Instead of simply typing the file format (like ‘PDF’ or ‘MP3’), add ‘Kind:’ before the file format without space. For example, Kind:docx.
This also works if you want to add additional search parameters. That means you can search for al PDF file type attachments and at the same time limit the search to particular sender.
With all these recent additions to the search ability for Mac Mail, it has become even more productive and efficient than before.