Search with Mimecast for Mac

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This article provides an overview of the features available when searching your archive using Mimecast for Mac.


Applies to:

  • End users of Mimecast for Mac.
  • Where Archiving is enabled as a package option.


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The Search View provides the following functionality:

  • Allows you to perform searches,
  • reply, reply all or forward emails from the search results,
  • access your recent and saved searches,
  • export or save the results of your searches,
  • view archived files and documents,
  • save search criteria
  • sort search results according to the date, from, to and subject
  • and access Smart Tags.


Using the search view

  1. Select the Search icon from the menu bar.
  2. The Search View opens and the Basic Search options are displayed by default.
  3. To run a Search, start by completing the search criteria on the left side of the screen.

    By default, the subject, body, and headers of the message are searched.

  4. Click the Search button at the bottom of the screen to run the search.
  5. The search results will be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  6. The search results displayed includes the Sender, Recipient, Subject, Date, Size of the message, and whether there is an attachment icon.
  7. To preview the email, simply click on it. Double clicking the message will open the email in a new window.


Saving a search

Saved Searches allow you to save the search criteria for future searches.

  1. Once a search has returned results select Save at the top of the message list view.
  2. Assign a name or description for the Saved Search.

Saved Searches are stored in Mimecast and available to all Mimecast end user applications.

Saved Searches are accessed from the Recent Searches option in the left hand menu.

Using the 'Search with Mimecast' context menu

This feature adds a new 'Search with Mimecast' option to the right-click context menu on any web page or document.

  1. Select the required text within a document or web page.
  2. Right-click over the text and select 'Search with Mimecast'.
  3. Mimecast for Mac will then open and display the matching results from the Mimecast Archive.




Tags are permission-based folders used to share email data that you are not the sender or recipient of, and could also include other mailboxes that you have access to (Delegate Mailbox). Permission to access Tags can only be assigned by Mimecast Administrators.

Emails that have been sent through Mimecast that have a changed Sensitivity level (i.e. to Personal or Private) will not be displayed in the Delegate Mailbox tag.

Tags are also used to display files that have been archived, if enabled by your Administrator, from your Documents Folders and Shared Network Drives.