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    Default Help needed for search related features

    I would like to thank for help provided previously for evaluating some features.
    We are again stucked up in finding help releted to some of the features:

    1)Cross-context search:How do we achive it?
    Is it like using the same search criteria and then chnaging the context(mail/contacts..)
    Please confirm whether this understanding is correct or not?

    2)Search by keyword:how to achieve it?

    Thanking in anticipation.

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    Is it like using the same search criteria and then changing the context(mail/contacts..)
    Calendar/etc aren't currently searchable. If you want to search contacts choose email contacts or global address book contacts in the dropdown.
    -the 'across all types' functionality your seeking is in the works.

    Searching/Tagging/Flagging calendars (preview in the html/lite client): blog/archives/2007/04/calendar_searching_tagging_and_flagging.html
    The RFE: Bug 6419 - Searching the Calendar

    Search by keyword:how to achieve it?
    You're gonna have to explain that a little more...

    If your an NE customer you have attachment indexing, allowing you to search for text inside a PDF/Word doc etc.

    Some type of query is always applied to produce the view that you see in the Zimbra web client interface. Go to options> and select "always show search string"

    A few search parameters are below-see here for all the possibilities: Search Tips - ZimbraWiki

    Specifies text that the message must contain. For example, content:bananas finds all items containing the word "bananas". (This is also essentially applied if you we're to just enter 'bananas' without 'content:' in front. It's like the default search methodology.)
    from: Specifies a sender name or email address that is in the From header. This can be text, as in "John Smith III", an email address such as "", or a domain such as "".
    to: Same as from: except that it specifies one of the people to whom the email was addressed in the To: header.
    cc: Same as from: except that it specifies a recipient in the Cc: header of the message.
    subject: Specifies text that must appear in the subject header of the message. An example might be subject:"new vacation policy". Use quotes to search for exact match.
    in: Specifies a folder. For example, in:sent would show all items in your 'Sent' folder.
    has: Specifies an attribute that the message must have. The types of object you can specify are "attachment", "phone", or "url". For example, has:attachment would find all messages which contain one or more attachments of any type.
    filename: Specifies an attachment file name. For example, filename:query.txt would find messages with a file attachment named "query.txt".
    type: Specifies a search within attachments of a specified type. The types of attachment you can specify are "text", "word", "excel", and "pdf". For example, type:word "hello" finds messages with attachments that are Microsoft Word documents and searches within those attachments for the word "hello".
    attachment: Specifies any item with a certain type of attachment. For example, attachment:word would find all messages with Word attachments.
    is: Searches for messages with a certain status. Allowable values are "unread", "read", "flagged", "unflagged", "sent", "draft", "received", "replied", "unreplied", "forwarded", unforwarded", "anywhere", "remote" (in a shared folder), "local", "sent". For example, is: unread will find all unread messages. (Comming in 5.0 is:solo to see all emails/conversations without a reply!
    date: Use this keyword to specify a date, using the format that is default for your browser's locale (for US English the format is mm/dd/yyyy). For example, date:2/1/2007 would find messages dated February 1, 2007. The greater than (>) or less than (<) symbols can be used instead of after or before. >= and <= are also allowed.
    after: Specifies mail sent after a certain date. For example, after:2/1/2007 specifies mail sent after February 1, 2007.
    before: Same as after: except specifies mail sent before the specified date.
    size: Specifies messages whose total size, including attachments, is a specified number of bytes, kilobytes, or megabytes For example, size:12 kb would find messages that are exactly 12K in size. The greater than (>) or less than (<) symbols can be used instead of bigger or smaller.
    larger: Similar to size: except specifies greater than the specified size.
    smaller: Similar to size: except specifies smaller than the specified size.
    tag: Finds messages which have been tagged with a specified tag. For example, tag:amber will find message that have a tag called "amber" applied.
    Dont' forget AND & OR operators, you can also do
    not in:inbox (which is the same as -in:inbox)
    Last edited by mmorse; 08-11-2007 at 09:49 AM. Reason: wiki search tips link

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