i don't know what thunderbird thinks "sort by relevance" means for email searches but putting a message from my spam folder as the first result indicates it's very different from my definition of "sort by relevance"

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i'm looking for my purchase confirmation for affinity designer (which is made by a company called serif). i search for "serif". first result: an email which only contains the word "serif" as part of its rich-text CSS markup:

<style type="text/css">
body { font-family: sans-serif; }
...

@chr
hace you tried "from:serif"? Dunno, might just work :blobshrug:

@chr
aww :blobpensive:

Wait. I think Thunderbird doesn't compress the emails. Maybe you could go to the folder where the mails are stored and use grep to exploit the power of regular expressions! :blobidea:

xkcd.com/208/

@chr Search for a subject of "affinity product keys" or "affinity order confirmation" (which I found by the much-better email search in macOS mail, specifically with a search for "affinity serif")

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