With quick search you can browse all emails located in the archives you have access to. This feature is especially suitable for simple queries; alternatively, the extended search can be used (see below).
Using Quick Search
The input field is located in the upper part of eMail Search Web Access. Simply enter one or more keywords and press ENTER . The search results are displayed. Keywords which appear in the header or the subject line are highlighted.
Searching for Word Fragments
To display all emails containing a word beginning with a particular fragment, use the wildcard character (*). For example:
will return auto , automatic , automobile etc.
Searching for Phrases
To search for words appearing consecutively and in a specific order, use quotation marks (“”). For example:
will return the text Microsoft Windows but not Microsoft Works or Windows 95 .
Narrowing By Fields
A search for keywords or phrases can be limited to specific fields. For example:
subject:News only in Subject
from:john@.quikbox.com only in From
to:email@example.com only in To
cc:firstname.lastname@example.org only in Cc
bcc:email@example.com only in Bcc
To narrow a search, you may want to specify words which must not be present in the emails. To exclude words from the search results, prepend the word with the minus character (-). For example:
returns all emails from ZDNet which do not contain download-tip .
Combining Search Options
Any of the search options described above can be combined. For example:
returns all emails from ZDNet which do not contain the consecutive words Daily Update .