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Postbox Express Quickstart Guide

Index your messages to unleash the power of Postbox search!


Postbox contains a powerful search engine that enables you to find almost anything within email messages and RSS feeds. Before content can be discovered, messages and feeds must first be downloaded to your computer and then indexed by the Postbox search engine. This process will occur automatically or it can be initiated manually.

Automatic Indexing

Postbox will automatically download and index your messages when it detects that your computer is idle. On modern computers, Postbox will index approximately 2,000 messages per minute. If there is a delay in the indexing process, it is most likely due to messages being downloaded.

Manual Indexing

If you would like your message content to be searchable right away, you can manually start the indexing process by selecting Indexing | Index All Folders... from the Tools menu. Or, you can index the currently selected folder by selecting Indexing | Index This Folder... from the Tools menu.

Indexing Tip!


Since your initial index may take some time, try manually indexing your messages overnight to avoid work interruptions.