Spotlight on Mac - issue with “Contacts”?

Ok, I can’t figure out if this is unique to Catalina/Mojave or a larger issue with Mac OS. I use spotlight to find a contact - easy enough. Then I control-click the contact from within Apple Contacts app and click “Spotlight” command - expecting it to provide a history of email/texts, etc related to that contact (see attached screenshot from Apple showing this as a feature - or view from within your contacts app on Mac). This doesn’t work. I reached out to Apple support - and they could replicate the issue on their side, but then i never heard back. Just curious if anyone has noticed this and if there may be a workaround? I’d like to easily find the communication history of a particular person in my contacts. Seems like Spotlight should work, but no luck.Thanks for any feedback or suggestions.

I didn’t even know about this. However I tried it from within the Contact App just to see. It didn’t work for me either. I am on Catalina. It is not something I need really but it might be handy sometime.

This feature currently works on my old 2007 iMac running El Capitan. It hasn’t worked on my other Macs running any version of MacOS newer than that. I’ve been to the Genius Bar once and they couldn’t figure it out. I’ve searched the web and haven’t found a solution. This has been unresolved for years.

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It doesn’t work for me either. I suspect that this may be a bug related to Apple’s increased “security” in Catalina which prevents non-Apple programs from searching email. (Which makes no sense to me. What good is protecting only one half of a conversation?)

Perhaps someone at Apple failed to set the correct permissions on this feature to allow access?

I’m not aware of a workaround. On my Mac a command+space invoked search of person finds emails, events, and files, but not messages.

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I am on Big Sur Public Beta 4.

Spotlight via Command + Space gives me all info, including messages. Control Click in Contacts list only gives me documents / images, etc