cut out lines in a text file?

I want to cut everything before the "-----" line in the following text file.  The size of the message will vary, so I can't cut a specific number of lines.  I have to cut everything before the "----"

Message id: 20189744, message kind: ApplicationMessage, user id: 2362135
spam message
spam message
spam message
spam message
spam message
------------------------------------------
+OK Message follows


How do I cut those lines, so I can grep them?
md168Asked:
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bklyn2001Commented:
here is one way (out of many I'm sure).  create a file called awktest:

BEGIN { found = 0; }
  /searchstring/ { found = 1; }
  { if (found == 1) print }
END {}

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substitute "------" or whatever for your searchstring and run this command:

awk -f awktest < file

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md168Author Commented:
That is removing everything above the line.   I want to remove everything below the line.
md168Author Commented:
I changed to:

BEGIN { found = 0; }
  /------/ { found = 1; }
  { if (found == 0) print }
END {}


Thanks!
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