Content Filtering - Extensions - Enable wildcards in search strings ( * and ? )
Question asked by Bill Thompson - 12/21/2016 at 8:56 AM
I enabled the "wildcards in search strings" option for Extensions content filtering. I entered doc* to capture attachments with extensions ending in docm, docx, etc. However, the filter is capturing emails whose attachments contain "doc" anywhere in the filename such as "Doc Dec 19, 2016.pdf."  Is this intended behavior?.

2 Replies

Reply to Thread
Matt Petty Replied
Employee Post Marked As Answer
Might be better to use. And yes the behavior seems to be working correctly. Since your wildcard allows anything after doc.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
Bill Thompson Replied
Thanks, Matt, I'll try it. Odd though, because the filter should only apply to extensions, not to what precedes the extension in the file name. The "." is not necessary when not using wildcards.

Reply to Thread