Use spotlight to find email or documents by a specific person or author

Use spotlight to find email or documents by a specific person or author

You can use spotlight to find email or documents by a specific person. To do this you use the keyword ‘author’

author:bob final report

Will bring up all the documents made by bob [or sent from bob] that match ‘final report’

There are other keywords you can use: name, date, author, kind
and within kind there are lots of things to try:

kind:alias
kind:application, kind:applications, kind:app
kind:audio
kind:bookmark, kind:bookmarks
history kind:history
kind:contact, kind:contacts
kind:email, kind:emails, kind:mail message
kind:folder, kind:folders, kind:fol
kind:font, kind:fonts
kind:event, kind:events
kind:todo, kind:todos, kind:to do
kind:image, kind:images
kind:jpeg
kind:keynote
kind:movie, kind:movies
kind:mp3
kind:music
kind:numbers
kind:pages
kind:pdf, kind:pdfs
kind:powerpoint
kind:preference, kind:preferences
kind:presentation, kind:presentations
kind:quicktime
kind:tiff
kind:word

Source: apple support