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Search for messages

You can search for messages on your BlackBerry smartphone. You might also be able to search for messages in the email application on your computer or in another associated email account if your email account uses the BlackBerry Internet Service or a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that supports this feature.
On the Home screen, click the Messages icon.
  • To search for messages based on the subject, highlight a message. Press the Menu key > Search by > Subject.
  • To search for messages based on the sender, highlight a message. Press the Menu key > Search by > Sender.
  • To perform an advanced search, press the Menu key > Search by > Advanced. Specify the search criteria. Click Search or to save the search criteria press the Menu key > Save. Click Search.
  • To search for messages using the criteria from your last advanced search, press the Menu key > Search by > Advanced. Press the Menu press the [BlackBerry menu icon] key > Search by> Advanced. Press the [BlackBerry menu icon] key > Last.
Note: If you search for messages, your smartphone doesn't search attachments.
After you finish: To stop a search, press the Escape key.
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