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Outlook 2007 Instant Search not working

I am trying to query ip addresses out of emails that I recieve and instant search does not work.  I try to search for 192.168.1.1 and it does not yield any results, if i search just for 168 it comes up but then others come up too.  Any ideas
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Search with quotes like this "192.168.1.1" and not 192.168.1.1
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Nope, didnt work, thanks though.  This is very frustrating.
Anyway try like this:

192*168*1.1

Take asterisk for first 2 dots and dot for last one like the example shown above
Are you trying to search for an Outlook e-mail sent from an IP address (located in the headers), or are you trying to search for the IP address someone typed in the body of a message?
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Out of the body.
isnt this working???


192*168*1.1

Take asterisk for first 2 dots and dot for last one like the example shown above
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Stars did not work either
i tried and its working in my outlook. dont use star thrice but only twice as shown in example.

this worked for me
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I tried multiple ip addresses that i know exist in the bodies of the emails but still no luck.  Annoying
Can I assume you're using Windows XP?  You need to install Windows Search 4.0 before it will work, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx

Vista/7 Windows Search is builtin, you can also use the Ctrl+Shift+F the legacy search method.

For Vista/7 press Windows+F, in search box type IP address. Your mail will be displayed.
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I want to be able to delete these messages from outlook when i query them out.  I am running win7
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that didnt find them
When you use Crtl+Shift+F select subject and body in dropdown it will search your mail.

for Windows+F, check your indexing options. You should index your outlook emails. if it still dont work then plz share a screen cast to see how u use search.