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  1. politzer

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    One of the features I'm missing from my BB is searching emails. I had one search button on the BB and it would bring up messages, emails, contacts and any other saved documents on the phone.

    With ICS I can limit the search to messaging and contacts in the settings, but it won't give me an email search option.

    Does anyone know a way to include emails?

    Also, once i've entered the data in the search field it still takes me to the browser (although it will bring up a list of contacts/messages that have the text I'm searching under on a dropdown below the search bar, which is almost as good). Does anyone know a way to disable it searching the net?
     

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    You can search mails within the gmail app itself. Other than that, no. Not that I know of.
     
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    How do you search from within Gmail itself? All I see when I'm in a mailbox under the menu option is "sync now" and "settings".
     
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    It's the magnifying icon on the bottom of the main screen.
     
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    Let's get very specific if we can.

    I go to the home screen, where my email icon is - no magnifying glass. I open Email and it takes me to one of my email accounts' inbox. No magnifying glass. I change email accounts and still no magnifying glass.

    Where else would it appear?
     
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    When I open the "gmail" program to my inbox its at the bottom, second icon next to the compose new mail icon...

    its also there on my yahoo account e-mail inbox.
     
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    I found it on my gmail account. It doesn't appear on my workspecific account nor on hotmail or sbcglobal. So it does me no real good.

    Thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    Wait, don't give up. It's there on my corporate email and I just use the standard email app that came with the phone. The Gmail icon is a red image in an envelope - the corporate icon is yellow. Do you have that? On mine, which is tied to an Exchange account, when I open the app, the second icon in is the search (magnifier) icon. You don't have that???
     
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