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    a.dipasquale is offline Trained Alumni
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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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    @phoenix

    I'm again asking:
    "why is this functionality not yet implemented? Is there a reason?"

    Looking at bug details, you can see that some users abandoned zimbra for this bug.

    We need an answer.
    Please, answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.dipasquale View Post
    @phoenix

    I'm again asking:
    "why is this functionality not yet implemented? Is there a reason?"

    Looking at bug details, you can see that some users abandoned zimbra for this bug.

    We need an answer.
    Please, answer.
    Why do you think I would know the answer to that question?

    FWIW, that bug report only has 22 votes and is most likely a low priority RFE. Have you actually added your vote to the RFE? If it's important to you, have you raised a support case and referenced the RFE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Why do you think I would know the answer to that question?

    FWIW, that bug report only has 22 votes and is most likely a low priority RFE. Have you actually added your vote to the RFE? If it's important to you, have you raised a support case and referenced the RFE?
    I'll do what I can do.
    Anyway, it is unbelievable it is not considered a priority by Zimbra developers themselves.
    No need to vote for such a bug!

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.dipasquale View Post
    I'll do what I can do.
    Anyway, it is unbelievable it is not considered a priority by Zimbra developers themselves.
    Why would it be? The search functionseems to do what most people need.


    Quote Originally Posted by a.dipasquale View Post
    No need to vote for such a bug!
    Yes there is if you want it to be considered 'important', if you don't think it's worth voting then it's obviously not important to you.
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