I have setup my OS X (10.4.9?) mail.app to read my dreamhost hosted mail through imap. It's really cool except that I cannot search mail via the search function in mail.app. Is this normal?
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Nope, not normal. It works fine and dandy for me. Have you read the wiki for the Mail setup? Especially the IMAP Prefixes part at the very end.