I should add that it is working 'as designed', so strictly speaking is not a 'bug'.

Whether or not it is desirable behaviour is a completely different issue!

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Barry wainwright
Microsoft MVP



On 25 Feb 2009, at 22:53, Mr. Barry Wainwright wrote:

you are all correct, and it is a 'known limitation' (to some of us, at least). The quick filter searches ONLY the displayed part of the 'from' address - the data that is shown in the from column of the mailbox listing.

So, if a mail has a display name in the from field only the display name will be searched. If it doesn't have a display name, the email address is displayed in the folder listing and this is what is searched.

it has been that way for a long time.

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Barry wainwright
Microsoft MVP

On 25 Feb 2009, at 22:21, Roger S. Cohen wrote:

Bellwether <bellwet...@mac.com> wrote on 2/25/09 4:32 PM:

It works this way in Entourage 2004 (11.4.0, Mac OS X 10.4.11) too. I just did a From Contains and typed in "verizon.com" (without quotes), knowing it would show me your mail. Nope. Then I typed in "bob.virzi" (again, without quotes), knowing it would show me yoru email. Nope. But typing in "Bob
Virzi" (without quotes) works a charm, there you are


Right.  Entourage 2004 is searching in only part of the From field:

  Bob Virzi <bob.vi...@verizon.com>

These search terms work:
From contains Bob
From contains Virzi
From contains Bob Virzi

But this search terms does not work:
From contains bob.

However, Spotlight (OS 10.4.11) can find:
bob.virzi
.v







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