A few tips to improve your chances to find what you are looking.
The search algorithm supports the following operators:
+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every message returned.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any message returned.
* An asterisk is the truncation operator. It should be appended to the word.
" A phrase that is enclosed within double quote (`"') characters matches only messages that contain the phrase literally, as it was typed.
The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use these operators:
'apple banana' Find messages that contain at least one of the two words.
'+apple +juice' Find messages that contain both words.
'+apple -macintosh' Find messages that contain the word ``apple'' but not ``macintosh''.
'apple*' Find messages that contain words such as 'apple, 'apples', 'applesauce', or 'applet'.
'"some words"' Find messages that contain the exact phrase 'some words' (for example, messages that contain 'some words of wisdom' but not 'some noise words'). Note that the '"' characters that surround the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotes that surround the search string itself.