Solution: Mac Mail does not find messages or marked mails

If the search function in your Mail App does not work or your marked messages shown properly try this:


  1. Close Mail App
  2. Copy and paste the following code into terminal and execute:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ \
    UnrestrictSpotlightContainerScope -bool true

Works fine with me. All my marked messages appear again and I can search all my mails properly.

Let me know in the comments if this helped you.


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