I have hundreds of thousands of emails that were provided to me as individual files (e.g. *.msg).
I have crafted DOS searches that have been fairly successful in finding emails to, from or cc:'ing a certain party, like 'From: .xyz.com OR To: xyz.com OR CC: xyz.com'
I am searching for all the emails that have the subject 'party!'
However, although I know there is a field 'subject' in the raw text of the email, I have not been able to use similar logic with 'subject'. For instance searching for 'subject: party!' just pulls up all the emails that have the word 'party!' in them.
Would anyone be able to suggest a sensible approach, please? I had thought perhaps if there were an operator that could allow me to find 'party' within x characters of 'subject' that might work, but I have not been able to find an operator that suits.
I know that the the maximum length of an Outlook subject is 78 characters, so a search like 'subject W/78 party!' should work. Or a NEAR operator?
I note that the board software turns my use of wildcard 'asterisk' to an italic, so 'From: xyz.com' should be read 'From: (asterisk)xyz.com(asterisk)'
Many thanks for your thoughts!