Fixed : OS X Yosemite Mail is unable to list search results


When Mac users search for an emil address nothing happens or its list only old search results.

Solution 1:-

Open Terminal app and type or paste the following command

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.appsandbox UnrestrictSpotlightContainerScope -bool true

Sometimes this issue might happened because of the lost or removed file.

This terminal command create /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.appsandbox.plist file with right content.

Solution 2:-

Also try other suggestions like reindexing spotlight database and recreate message indexes in Mail app.

SEE ALSO : Apple mail not showing inbox unread & total count, fix

Solution 3:- 

Also remove some unwanted app like ‘RAR-Extract by Enolsoft which cause mail won’t search issue.

Solution 4:-

  1. From the Email menu navigate to Mail Preferences and click Advanced tab.
  2. Uncheck the check box named “Automatically detect and maintain account settings” for each mail account listed.
  3. Close and reopen Email again.

If you knew any other solutions for Yosemite Mail is unable to list search results issue, inform us via comment.

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