Exchange email search for specific word and no variant
Posted on 2013-01-23
I need to find a tool that will let me do very specific searches of users mailboxes in Exchange 2003. I have the mailboxes in pst form and can open them in Outlook to use Advanced Search, but that doesn't do what I need. The problem is, if I have the word soft as a search term, the results will return not only soft as a single word, but also any word containing that string, like microsoft, software, softball, etc. I tried enclosing it in quotation marks, but that didn't help.
Is there a way to do that in Outlook Advanced Search, or does anyone know a tool I can use to do that type of search? I looked at Lucid8's Digiscope, but their tech support said they can't do that refined a search either without using regular expressions. I'm not familiar with writing regex and my search involves 31 variables, so don't have time to learn regex well enough to write the proper string.
Or, can someone tell me how to write a regex that will find Bob, or Bob's or Jones AND test1, or test2, or test3...test28; and preferably not include any word containing test1, or test 2, etc - just the specific word? In other words, it would find an email that contained Bob and test1, or Bob and test10, or Bob's and test15 - but wouldn't return results for Bobby's and test1 or Bob's and test1234.