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Filter/search attachment problem, Filter/search attachment problem
I try to set a filter to find fraudulent google click links in emails that are returned using a spoffed address at one of my domains.

So I try to search for in the Text.

If the email was returned as an attachment it is not found, even though the entire email is only 5 or 6k.

What can I do?
search in message source, not in text
It doesn't work.

Even if I do a regular search in "Any part" for "" it does not look in the attachment.

Any other ideas?
that's strange. When I look in 'Any part', I can always find any string that appears in the message source.

I guess you checked the source of these messages to verify exactly this string exists in them?
(to view source select a message and press F9)
Attachments are not encoded, zipped or alike?

If search fails, how about a filter with a condition
Message Source > Contains >
I have a folder that has 64 messages that I have verified contain "" 11 or which are in attachments.

I do an F9 on one of the messages with an attachment and copy from the message and paste it into the search tool.  I get the following results:

Any part contains finds 53 messages (0 with attachments)
Any part doesn't contain all 64 messages
Any part match finds 53 messages (0 with attachments)
Any part doesn't match all 64 messages
Text contains finds 53 messages (0 with attachments)
Text doesn't contain 11 messages with attachments
Text match finds 53 messages (0 with attachments)
Text doesn't match 11 messages with attachments
Attachment contains 0 messages
Attachment doesn't contain all 64 messages
Attachment match 0 messages
Attachment doesn't match all 64 messages

From the message source (I haveplaced actual domain with "domain" and IPs with ip):

MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
X-DSNContext: 335a7efd - 4460 - 00000001 - 80040546
Message-ID: <>
Subject: Notificaci=?unicode-1-1-utf-7?Q?+APM-n  
X-EsetId: 767BAE2BE93E21362037

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=unicode-1-1-utf-7

Notificaci+APM-n de estado de entrega domain autom+AOE-ticamente.

Error en la entrega a los siguientes destinatarios.

Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Received-From-MTA: dns;ip.ip.ip.ip
Arrival-Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 07:09:35 +0200

Final-Recipient: rfc822;
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1

Content-Type: message/rfc822

Received: from ip.ip.ip.ip ([ip.ip.ip.ip]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6713);
        Wed, 9 Apr 2008 07:09:35 +0200
Message-ID: <000a01c899ff$05f2ed35$0c3b05b0@lpqiau>
From: "bayard ted" <>
To: <>
Subject: yCalis, Vyagar adn Levyrta at Bargain Prices - We Have It All! sales's discount.
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 03:20:16 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3198
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 09 Apr 2008 05:09:37.0473 (UTC) FILETIME=[E8656B10:01C899FF]
X-TM-AS-Product-Ver: SMEX-
X-TM-AS-Result: Yes-37.288600-8.000000-31
X-TM-AS-User-Approved-Sender: No
X-TM-AS-User-Blocked-Sender: No

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<Text advertising questionable products>

Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
<META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2900.3199" name=3DGENERATOR>
<BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff>
<DIV style=3D"text-align:center; margin:0 auto;">
<DIV style=3D"text-align:center; border-top:3px solid #05074D; =
border-bottom:3px solid #05074D; background:#EFEFFF;">
<A =
&adurl=3D" style=3D"color:#16227D;">

<More html with more links and advertisements>



well I see main message and attachments have different charsets. Maybe this somehow confuses the search tool, although what you look for should always be represented with the same bytes.
Anyway, look only for "pagead" - does it find it everywhere?
Or try Any part contains "google" AND Any part contains "pagead"  
I get the same results looking just for pagead or looking just for google.  It does not find any of the messages where the text is in an attachment.
I'm out of ideas then, maybe the search tool just doesn't look into attachments.

It's not quite clear what 'Any part' means.
Have you tried with a filter with a condition
Message Source > Contains > pagead
At least in filters you can explicitly specify message source is to be checked.
It was because of a filter that I noticed it.

I have a folder that has over 14,000 emails (10,000 with attachments) some with the google/pagead.  I anticipate have that number double in the next week.

I setup a filter to automatically separate them but found that the filter was ignoring the emails with attachments.
So I tried to do the search (which is easier to try on the fly) and had the same results.

The prospect of looking through the source 25,000 emails is not pleasant.  Perhaps, it will be corrected in a version that will be released soon.
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