Search Email Text
Search Email Text
Raph J commented
I can't believe this feature request does not have more votes !
Efficient search is a basic need for any modern mail system, since Google / Gmail introduced the "search instead of classify" spirit.
There are technocal ways of providing search without breaking privacy, with new zero-konwledge algorithms.
See : https://www.reddit.com/r/crypto/comments/2jln9t/does_a_zero_knowledge_search_index_exist_in/
Dear Protonmail - what is the status of this much needed feature?
You have tagged it as planned in 2015 - but we heard nothing ever since (beside that we can use the bridge which is not an option in my case)...
Easily the most vital feature missing for business use. The only reason this has so few votes is due to the fact that proton mail brings up voting to brand new users and EVERYONE assumes Proton Mail has at least basic search functionality. What it does have is quite a bit less than basic search functionality. I really appreciate all the hard work, but I have to say that it is ridiculous this isn't already a thing and that it has to be voted on. I also don't feel like "it's hard" or "because security" are excuses here. At least give us an "insecure" way (with lots of warnings about how stupid we are for using the feature) until this is resolved. If I could, I would put all of my votes on this.
My support to all the comments that say that the search in email content is an _essential_ feature.
As many users, I will not upgrade until this is functional.
tagged as "planned" in 2015. Please PM team, get to it!! tutanota already did it in 2017!
I agree with all the comments. Can't understand why this isn't a standard feature. Currently a free customer and the limited search functionality is the primary reason I don't upgrade.
Full text search is a must-have feature. Tutanota can do it; why can't you?
This really needs to be built, other providers (e.g tutanota) can do it, why can't ProtonMail? It's crazy to be lacking this ability in 2020!
Any updates here since 5 years :( ?
Dennis R commented
To be able to search the mail body within web client or mobile app is a MUST feature IMHO. I honestly cannot understand why this feature gets so little attention comparing to such nonsense things as "Dark Mode".
missy more commented
How much longer do you think? It looks like this has been in the "works" for almost 5 years. Sure would be awesome to have this much-needed feature. 🤞🙏
Why pry open the door?
There is no shame that someone else has done it before!
This is the Open Source GPL3 - you can use and make a fork...
Any idea when this essential feature will be available? An important reason why for now I do not switch to a paid plan and still use my primary mailprovider.
To me, the ability to search for and within emails is a must features that PM currently lacks.
+1 for this feature. This is teh only reason I don't switch personally and for my company.
Paul Towlson commented
I did not realise Protonmail was not able to search contents. This is a massive problem making it difficult for us to find emails unless we remember who sent them.
Please, is there any plan to remedy this weakness?
Is anyone working in the Protonmail office? Can we get a reply IRT this feature request?
Alex Rowan commented
Search of encrypted emails is already being done on Tutanota, so it is possible. I dislike Tutanota for other reasons and have decided to use ProtonMail, despite considerable extra expense. The lack of search (except of course via Bridge) is a big minus for ProtonMail.
Tutanota Is the First to Enable Search on Encrypted Data
This is definitely a must do! What about a personal encrypted search index that updates when we connect?