Use gmail's search instead of TB's

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Post Posted November 21st, 2017, 5:14 am

Hi all,

Long time TB user here. There are many things I like about it, but search is not one of them - at least not for IMAP accounts. It's just very hard to match google's full-text search abilities when you don't have all your messages downloaded (which I don't and can't). At this point, searching my email via my iPhone is more effective than doing so via TB.

Are there any plans to implement an interface to gmail's search API? This seems like an important feature, and perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't see that it's been developed, and I don't see any chatter about it (via a quick google search, anyway). Anyone have any insight or suggestions?



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Post Posted November 21st, 2017, 5:30 am

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