This article explains how to combine search terms from email metadata along with GoldFynch special date search. Let's say you want to search for emails from a particular person, in a given date range. GoldFynch lets you combine searches of emails and date ranges to achieve this. The dates used by GoldFynch are only the primary dates of the document. For example, by default, the primary date of an email is the sent date. You can change the primary date by entering the email and setting a new date as primary (from the right hand panel)


Keep in mind that GoldFynch can search for a specific date, or, a search period. It cannot do open ended time periods. The only way GoldFynch can search for all items before a certain date is to specify the start date as something really early, like January 01, 1950. Similarly, to search for items after a certain date, specify the end date well into the future, like January 01, 2050 


Here are some examples.


Example 1: 

Search for all emails from goldy@goldfynch.com , sent between January 01, 2012 and October 15, 2014

In the search bar enter

1.  from: goldy@goldfynch.com 


Filter by from address


2. 01/01/2012 - 10/15/2014


Add in a filter for date


Example 2: 

Search for all emails from goldy@goldfynch.com , sent after January 01, 2012 

In the search bar enter

1.  from: goldy@goldfynch.com 

Filtering by from address

2.  01/01/2012 - 01/01/2050


Filtering for all files after a specific date


Example 3:

Search for all emails from goldy@goldfynch.com , sent before January 01, 2012 

In the search bar enter

1.  from: goldy@goldfynch.com 


Filtering by from address


2. 01/01/1950 - 01/01/2012


Filter for all files before a specific date


TIP: When searching through email, to make your results cleaner, you can enter the email folder you are trying to search. This will restrict the searches to just that folder. It will be indicated as an orange field in the search bar.


NOTE: When doing a date search or email search, it might take a second for GoldFynch intelligent search to identify that you are trying a special search. So the special searches may take a second to show up in the drop down. Hitting "enter" before the option shows up, will perform a free text search