search mailbox with key word

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Hi experts

User1 has sent an email to User2  on May 01, and there was lot of email communications happened that day between user1 and user2. User1 says that he sent an email on May01 , user2 says that it was received on May05, here user2 may be lieing. 

how to trace that user1 has to sent an email to user2 with key word for example:(agree) in email body on May 01 not with subject. 

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You cannot search the message trace logs by keyword. You can do an eDiscovery search or use the Search-Mailbox cmdlet, but that will not show you the mail flow info, only whether the message is currently present in that mailbox.

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if i need to search email body with the  word rejected. will the below syntax work.

 

Get-Mailbox  -Identity User2| Search-Mailbox  -SearchQuery {from:user1@domain.com AND Received:"5/1/2018 12.00..05/5/2018 23:59"} -TargetMailbox <rejected> -TargetFolder "User1_User2_search05052018" -LogOnly -LogLevel Full

 

Get-Mailbox  -Identity User1 | Search-Mailbox  -SearchQuery {to:user2@domain.com AND Send:"5/1/2018 12.00..05/5/2018 23:59"} -TargetMailbox <rejected> -TargetFolder "User1_User2_search05052018" -LogOnly -LogLevel Full

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It should work, however this will not tell you when the message arrived in the mailbox or any other related mail flow information. For that you need the message trace data.

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can any one correct the below two syntax

Get-Mailbox  -Identity User2| Search-Mailbox  -SearchQuery {from:user1@domain.com AND Received:"5/1/2018 12.00..05/5/2018 23:59"} -TargetMailbox <rejected> -TargetFolder "User1_User2_search05052018" -LogOnly -LogLevel Full

 

Get-Mailbox  -Identity User1 | Search-Mailbox  -SearchQuery {to:user2@domain.com AND Send:"5/1/2018 12.00..05/5/2018 23:59"} -TargetMailbox <rejected> -TargetFolder "User1_User2_search05052018" -LogOnly -LogLevel Full

 

This below syntax works but i am not getting the results. what ever is body its show success is true.

Get-Mailbox -Identity user2@mydomain.com | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery {Body:"*TestEmail*" AND From:user1@mydomain.com AND Received:"05/15/2018 13:00..05/15/2018 16:05"} -EstimateResultOnly

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The syntax is correct, but you might want to adjust the datetime formatting. I'm not so sure that the body keyword supports wildcards, so try with an exact word/phrase.

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Hi experts, please help me, i am struck

 

I tried the below syntax it works but what ever you put in body the end result it gives as success. experts help me plz

Get-Mailbox -Identity user2@mydomain.com | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery {Body:"*rejected to you*" AND From:user1@mydomain.com AND Received:"05/14/2018 11:00..05/15/2018 11:00"} -EstimateResultOnly

 

The below syntax dont work, what should be in target mailbox and targetfolder, iam searching with with keyword rejected to you in email body

 

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-Mailbox  -Identity user2@mydomain.com | Search-Mailbox  
-SearchQuery {from:user1@mydomain.com AND Received:"05/15/2018 07.00..05/15/2018 11:00"} 
-TargetMailbox <rejected to you> -TargetFolder "user2_user1_search05152018" 
-LogOnly -LogLevel Full
At line:1 char:189
+ ... -TargetMailbox <rejected to you> -TargetFolder "user2_user1_search05152018 ...
+                    ~
The '<' operator is reserved for future use.
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RedirectionNotSupported

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User1 has sent test email to User2 and lets say i am user1 and in the email body i have put the word Testing and sent it to user2

with the below command it works fine but if i change body:"tttt" in the syntax still i am getting same result as with body:Testing

i never sent an email with email body as tttt. i should get false result with tttt but i am getting true result

Get-Mailbox -Identity user2@mydomain.com | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery {Body:"*Testing*" AND From:user1@mydomain.com AND Received:"05/15/2018 16:00..05/15/2018 20:05"} -targetmailbox "user1@mydomain.com" -targetfolder "searchresults" -logonly -loglevel full