I want to know how email search differs between (free) gmails search and Outlook/Thunderbird IMAP search.
Explanation: Our (small) company uses free gmail for managing our emails from our various websites (ie, we setup gmail to send email via our hosted SMTP server, and POP from our hosted pop server). We have had some technical problems with gmail recently (lots of error messages being returned) so we are thinking of not using gmail anymore, and just using a desktop client like Outlook or Thunderbird.
But one of the features that my colleagues REALLY like is the search capabilities that gmail has. It is just so good. I have experience with searching emails with Outlook/Exchange setup, but I don't have any experience with Outlook/IMAP or Thunderbird/IMAP setup. So I was hoping someone could give any insights into how good/bad the searching capabilities are. For example, will I be able to easily search the body of emails with an Client/IMAP setup?