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How to Search for Special Notice messages #search #specialnotice


J. Bernstein
 

Trying to search for Special Notices today, I could see in the Activity pane "sent special message" as vs. "sent message."  But I couldn't see how to search for special notices.  The drop down for search is SO long, but nowhere special message to search by.  

What am I missing?

Jonathan Bernstein (for ApplePi)


Frances
 

Just search by hashtag. Scroll down and you will see the tag. 


Frances
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Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 08:50 PM, J. Bernstein wrote:
Trying to search for Special Notices today, I could see in the Activity pane "sent special message" as vs. "sent message."  But I couldn't see how to search for special notices.  The drop down for search is SO long, but nowhere special message to search by.  

What am I missing?
Hi Jonathan,

There are currently two terms used for the same thing and special notice shows on the activity log as a special message. I've highlighted this inconsistency in beta (the official suggestion group) and also suggested that an additional search criterion is added to the Actions field drop-down in the Activity Log view..

Frances' suggestion about searching by hashtag will work from the messages screen but assumes that you have tagged your special notices/messages with one.

Andy


Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 03:50 PM, J. Bernstein wrote:
But I couldn't see how to search for special notices.  The drop down for search is SO long, but nowhere special message to search by.  

What am I missing?
Jonathan -- From where I stand, you don't seem to be missing anything.

  • Special notice emails are sent with [Special] pre-pended to the subject line, but there's no such indicator in the message archive.
  • As you noted, the activity log displays "sent special message" but provides no way to search on it.
  • Per Andy and Frances, hashtags may be set up to be "sent as special", but that doesn't help identify special notices sent in other ways (e.g.: group guidelines, calendar reminders, manually). 
Might be a good suggestion for beta. Personally, if it's a choice between searching the activity log or having some kind of indicator/filter available directly within the message archive, I'd prefer the latter (maybe "Special" could be added to the pull-down menu at upper left).

Regards,
Bruce

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