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Searching Items Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

You can use the search field at the top of the preview pane to find any items that match certain specified search criteria. For example, you can select a user mailbox and search for veeam software to find all the items that contain the words starting with "veeam" and "software" in the body text, address field, subject field or even attachment names. Search results for databases and mailboxes will include all items, including email messages, tasks, contacts and other items. To narrow your search results, you can specify various search criteria inside the search field using the following format: "criteria:value" (for example, from:John, hasattachments:yes, messagesize:<10 KB, received:yesterday and so on). The search engine of Veeam allows you to use logical upper-cased operators such as AND, OR, and NOT.

The search criteria are similar to those used in Microsoft Outlook. For more information, see the Learn to narrow your search criteria for better searches in Outlook topic.

Note:

When searching for a phrase, the search algorithm checks the items containing words in the phrase, not the phrase itself. To find the exact phrase, use double quotes. For example, “veeam software”.

Using Advanced Find Capabilities

Click Advanced Find on the toolbar to make up a list of necessary search criteria using predefined drop-down menu.

Searching Items Using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange 

When configuring search filters, consider that logical operators (AND, OR) will be applied to multiple criteria as described below.

  • If you specify alike fields as the search criteria (that is, you want to search through Bcc addresses only, or through Subject fields in all mail items, and so on), resulting search query will be built using OR operator, that is, this filter will search for any of the specified values. For example, to search for either user1 OR user2 as a sender, you should build a filter like this:
  1. From the Category list, select Address fields.
  2. From the Field list, select From.
  3. From the Condition list, select is exactly.
  4. In the Value field, enter the user name you want to look for (user1) and click Add to List button.
  5. Repeat these steps for user2.

Resulting query will search for user1 OR user2 as the email sender. Click Start and wait for the query results to be displayed.

  • If you specify different fields as the search criteria (for example, you want to search both through subject and date received), resulting search query will be built using AND operator. For example, to search for user1 as a recipient AND for email_subject as a part of email subject line, you should build a filter like this:
  1. From the Category list, select Address fields.
  2. From the Field list, select To.
  3. From the Condition list, select is exactly.
  4. In the Value field, enter the user name you want to look for (user1) and click Add to List button.
  5. From the Category list, select Frequently-used fields.
  6. From the Field list, select Subject.
  7. From the Condition list, select contains.
  8. In the Value field, enter email_subject and click Add to List.

Resulting query will search for user1 as email recipient AND for email_subject contained in the subject line. Click Start and wait for the query results to be displayed.

Therefore, if you try to search for several fields from the same category (both user1, user2 as From address) AND one or several fields from another category (email_subject1, email_subject2 as Subject), then resulting query will search for (user1 OR user2 as a sender) AND (email_subject1 OR email_subject2 as a subject line).

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