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I can't figure out how to set up a simple search. I am trying to find all messages that 'start with' a particular string. Here is an example of 4 message

1) Subject: ABC DEF
2) Subject: ABC XYZ
3) Subject: RE: ABC DEF
4) Subject: FW: ABC XYX

From this list; I only want to search for message 1 and message 2. But for some reason; the advanced find only show me options like

a) contains
b) is
c) doesn't contain
d) word starts with
..... and so on

but none of those work for me :(

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editing completed. guess I typed too quick –  shergill Jul 16 '11 at 1:40
    
You beat me to the answer, but I provided a link that you may find very helpful. –  KCotreau Jul 16 '11 at 1:43
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Try this:

subject:abc and subject:def not subject:"re:"

http://www.groovypost.com/forum/microsoft-office/microsoft-outlook-search-syntax-t95537.html

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Outlook doesn't include punctuation in searches so this would also match: abc def *re*f –  Pez Cuckow May 7 '13 at 12:28
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There is no space between NOT and (Subject... ).

the right search is (subject: "ABC ") and NOT(subject: "RE: ") and NOT(subject: "FW: " )

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Outlook doesn't include punctuation in searches so this would also match: abc def *re*f –  Pez Cuckow May 7 '13 at 12:29
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