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Outlook woes
Using Outlook: I want to find a message about the domain example.com, so I tell Outlook to look through my team's entire mailbox. Nothing. "example.com" is in the subject line, so it should work even if not doing a full text search.

The message does exist, but the Find doesn't seem to work. If I use Advanced Find, it actually searches properly. WTF is going on?!

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Now you see, if WE got training from Microsoft staff on how to use our newly installed outlook, like *parentcompany* are getting this morning, then maybe we'd have better luck with such things eh?

But noooo, "ex" connect dont get such a priveledge :/

Thats because we* aren't stupid, we can figure these things out for ourselves

* Refering to the fact that at least a quarter of staff have some kind of clue as opposed to maybe 1% ;)

For definition of the problem, see the first two words of your post.

Oh and fwiw I think the fulfil mailbox is pretty broken, apparently Tanya set it up badly (so neef says). I cant get it to display any new mail at all unless i dick with the filters. Annoying.

Before I left I managed to get a compiled binary version of fetchmail to run from Nara from a couple of System Administrators (without nemaing names, one is a former Support supervisor and the other has been there longer than anyone). I might even be able to dig it out of archive if you really want to go back to using a decent MUA.

I think I may have given a copy of the binary to at least one or two people still trapped in that terrible place.

Just do neefsck a favour and forget to mention this beastie's existence. ;)

Off the record, I am using a decent MUA (for now - the pressure to move is on its way). While I like mutt very much, I am happy with Agent at this stage, so I won't be wanting fetchmail at work.

I should set it up at home, though. Would be handy to use fetchmail + mutt for mailing lists. But I keep putting it off because I have to set up sendmail (or some other MTA) first, then read through the thesis length man page for fetchmail...

You could always take the same option that the SysAdmins there have opted for: Postfix. It is dead simple to configure - so much so that I only took a couple of hours to set it up from scratch (including a cutover from sendmail) while SSH'd into my home box from the NOC. This was when I was working there, of course.

As for configuring fetchmail, most of the basic options are fairly straight forward.

fwiw also, i think the actual searching algorithm is stuffed in itself, cause any two searches for the same thing turn up different results, even when searching the same mail folders. i always search twice if i don't find what i want.

stupid muffin-touting pie-serving crawling sucky sucky international monopoly daing thing.

yeh, anyone find out, was it the evil ones who served those muffins upstairs yesterday???

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