Quick Search: "Message Body filter" fails for Newsgroups. Body search should be disabled if not offline.



12 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: jim, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30)
Build Identifier: version (20070326)

Search works fine in Inbox and other folders. However, when I try to search for particular word or phrase in any Newsgroup by the Entire Message search selection, no results are reported. It does work in Newsgroups for subject, sender, etc. This is true for newsgroups from several different sources.
I downloaded and installed a fresh copy of Tbird with no improvement. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Be in a Newsgroup
2.Type in a search term
3.Select Entire Message
4. Hit enter.
Actual Results:  
No terms show, even though they are there.

Expected Results:  
Showed terms in messages that in fact are there.

This worked OK in prior Tbird version before I just upgraded.
Confirmed on linux (for the quicksearch bar).

In the advanced search, you can only choose Subject and From.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → 2.0
... which is bug 83971

Comment 3

11 years ago
note: offline body search works for downloaded news messages in

Comment 4

11 years ago
At present, the implemented support for searching the whole message, headers and body text, in newsgroup folders in Thunderbird remains, as is: 
download/synchronize messages you want for offline use, 
thereafter go offline to search them *locally*.

to #2: online search in the message source, would be possible if news servers would allow the XPAT option. Changes for XPAT support in existing services are very remote; to maintain overall performance additional resources are necessary, for instance a number of news servers working in parallel to balance the load of search requests.
Assignee: mscott → nobody


9 years ago
Component: General → Search
QA Contact: general → search
If quick filtering "message body" is not supported for news unless we are "offline" AND news folder is selected for offline use, then perhaps we should not show that quickfilter in situations where it won't work.
Summary: Search for Entire Message in Newsgroups Fails → Quick Search: "Message Body filter" fails for Newsgroups
Version: 2.0 → 3.0


8 years ago
See Also: → bug 83971
Summary: Quick Search: "Message Body filter" fails for Newsgroups → Quick Search: "Message Body filter" fails for Newsgroups. Body search should be disabled if not offline.
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