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    Default Searching mail with partial words

    Our installed version is Zimbra 6.

    We have problems in searching mails by means of partial words using '*'
    In both simple and advanced search.

    Example:

    searching "importan*"
    return the email with subject:
    "this is an importan subject"

    searching "*portan*"
    does not return the above email

    searching "*portant"
    does not return the above email

    Is it a bug?
    Can you support us?

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    Please update your forum profile with the output of the following command:

    Code:
    zmcontrol -v
    Details of the search function is here: Zimbra Web Client Search Tips - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Regards


    Bill


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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Please update your forum profile:

    Done (Release 6.0.8_GA_2661.SLES11_64_20100820025123 SLES11_64 NETWORK edition)

    Details of the search function is here: Zimbra Web Client Search Tips - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Thanks for the useful link.
    However, In the above page, it is stated

    <<
    Using * as a wildcard in Search

    The asterisk (*) can be used as a wildcard in a search to find content that contains words that have similar spellings.

    Use the asterisk * as a wildcard after a prefix. For example, the search string do* returns items such as do, dog, door, etc.
    >>

    I still don't understand how to search for the middle of a word, not for a prefix.
    It is a very important searching function and it is not reported in the link you suggested.
    Is there something I've missed in?

    Thanks
    Adriano

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.dipasquale View Post
    I still don't understand how to search for the middle of a word, not for a prefix.
    It is a very important searching function and it is not reported in the link you suggested.
    Is there something I've missed in?
    Oops, sorry I gave you the wrong link. The feature you want isn't currently supported - it's actually a substring search not a wildcard and you might want to vote on this RFE (maybe also raise a support case to added to that RFE): Bug 14292 &ndash; Search for substring doesn't return any results
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Oops, sorry I gave you the wrong link. The feature you want isn't currently supported - it's actually a substring search not a wildcard and you might want to vote on this RFE (maybe also raise a support case to added to that RFE): Bug 14292 &ndash; Search for substring doesn't return any results
    why is the functionality not yet implemented?
    Is there a reason?
    It's commonly available in any mail client (e.g. Thunderbird) and our users will require it for sure

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.dipasquale View Post
    why is the functionality not yet implemented?
    Is there a reason?
    It's commonly available in any mail client (e.g. Thunderbird) and our users will require it for sure

    regards
    This issue still exist in Zimbra after this years

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