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Introduction

With XFINITY Connect you can search through your email, address book, or the entire web.

Basic Searches with XFINITY Connect

XFINITY Connect Main Page - Yype what you are searching for in the field next to e-mail, then click the arrow in the E-Mail window to choose between searching for your item in Email, Address Book, or Web.  

To perform a search, type what you’re searching for in the search box. Click the drop-down menu next to the box to choose between searching your Email, Address Book or the Web

Advanced Searches with XFINITY Connect

Sometimes you might need to narrow down your searches a bit further. There are several ways you can perform advanced searches.

 

 

XFINITY Connect E-Mail Window - Right click on the email address in the From column of your inbox. Click the Search prompt to search your inbox for all email from that address.  

Right-click

Search your inbox for all the email you have received from a particular email address.

  • Right click on the email address in the From column of your inbox, then click Search.

 

 

Quotations (" ")

Use quotations around an entire phrase (or group of words) to search for an exact match within your email. For example, if you want to search for the phrase ‘dinner Friday night,’ entering it as "dinner Friday night" will return all messages with that exact text.

This is particularly useful when searching for a phrase that includes punctuation, as the search engine ignores them. For example, to search for the time ‘9:30’ simply enter "9:30" and you will find all messages with the exact text 9:30.

Search operators

A search operator is a specific direction you can give the search engine. You enter a special keyword followed by a colon, then the field you would like to search. Below are a list of common search operators and examples.

 

Operator What it does Example

in

Specifies what folder to search.

 

 

in:sent

 

from

Specifies the sender name or email address to search for in the From field. This could be a full email address or domain.

 

from:@comcast.net

cc

Specifies the recipient name or email address to search for in the CC field. This could be a full email address or domain.

 

cc:@comcast.net

to

Indicates the recipient name or email address to search for in the To field. This could be a full email address or domain.

 

to:@comcast.net

has

Specifies an attribute that the message must have. You can specify attachment, phone or url.

 

has:attachment

is

Indicates a certain messages status. You can search for unread, read, flagged, unflagged, sent, draft, received, replied, unreplied, forwarded, unforwarded, tome, fromme, ccme.

 

is:unread

under

Indicates which folder and sub-folders should be searched.

 

under:sent

 

filename

Specifies a file attachment name.

 

filename:photo.jpg

attachment

Specifies any item with a certain type of attachment

attachment:word

date

Specifies the message date to search for. Use your browser location’s default format. For U.S. English, the format is mm/dd/yyyy. You can also use the greater than (>) or less than (<) symbol, after or before, and  >= or <=.

 

date:2/1/2007

size

Specifies messages whose total size, including attachments, is a specified number of bytes, kilobytes, or megabytes. You can also use the greater than (>) or less than (<) symbol.

 

size:12 kb

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