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    Words in Outlook subject line contained in brackets not picked up by rules

    I just tested...I set up a search for messages containing notepad-plus, and I knew the messages were there. But in the messages, the text was contained within square brackets.

    The search found no messages.

    Does Outlook ignore text contained in square brackets?

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    What version of Outlook? What service pack? Is it up-to-date with patches?

    Can you post the rule? Are there other rules that could have affected the message?

    Joe

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    Does search work with other messages? Are you indexing Outlook contents?

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    Rui / Joe;

    I found that it's the square brackets "[]" that are causing the hassle.

    Dunno as yet how to fix this. I've seen the done a lot before (brackets in the subject line), so I'm kinda curious how to fix this for now and future needs.

    Chuck
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    Would this work?

    Create a rule that would match any of the following in the subject:

    searchword
    [searchword
    searchword]
    [searchword]
    olrule.PNG

    Not the most elegant of solutions but may do what you want.

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    I'll try that a try Brown. Thanks.

    Chuck
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    That worked. Thanks!~

    Chuck
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    Glad to be of help Chuck.

    Remember to select stop processing any more rules in the rule you create.

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    Gotcha.

    Chuck
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