Quote: Originally Posted by gonen
Sorry - but what do you mean downloaded ?
It depends on the type of account setup you have. For example, if you are using IMAP only the mail headers are visible and the bodies of the messages are not downloaded to your PC until you double click on them to see them. When an email is viewed (or opened) the IMAP account body is downloaded and then can be searched (in my case, using the "message" field of the edit/find/message dialog). Alternatively you can choose the option to "send and receive" at startup or manually choose "send and receive" to get the message bodies.
If your accounts are POP3 then the bodies and headers are downloaded together when you choose "Send and Receive" or automatically if you have chosen that option.