Searching in the Mail Administration Console (MAC)

When you view the Users or Domains pages in the Mail Administration Console, you see a complete list of all the user accounts or domains in your company. Instead of scanning the list to find what you want, you may want to narrow your search to a subset or a single entry. To narrow you search you can use the filters at the top of the page, or you can use the Jump box.

Using filters to find a domain or user

On the Domains or Users page, you can use filters to search for domains or users that meet specific criteria.

To search for a domain or user

  1. Log in to the Mail Administration Console (MAC).
    For more information, see "What is the MAC?"
  2. In the navigation pane, click Domains or click Users.
  3. In the text field at the top of the page, enter your search criteria. You can use * and ? wildcards to represent part of the name.
  4. Optionally, click one or more of the associated checkboxes to narrow your search. You can select the domain or user type, and for users, you can also choose the workgroup to which the user belongs.
  5. Click Refresh.

Using the Jump box

The Jump box, which is found at the top left corner of every page, is a way to quickly find the domain or user that you want. Simply enter your search criteria in the  box and press Enter.


Using the Jump box


If you specify the complete domain or user name and a match is found, the searched for domain or user is displayed. If you use wildcard characters in your search, you will see a list of all of the domains or users that match your criteria.

Using wildcard characters in searches

When performing a search, you can specify an exact match or you can use the  and  wildcards. The * wildcard matches 0 or more characters while the ? wildcard matches exactly one character. Both the Jump box and the Search field support the use of wildcard characters, and you can use wildcards multiple times in the same search.

Here are some examples of wildcard searches:

Search for Finds Domain named User account
* All domains ending in
* All users in the domain whose account name ends with bar.
bar* All domains beginning with bar.
bar* All users in the domain whose account names begin with bar.
*bar* All domains containing bar.
*bar* All users in the domain whose account names contain bar.
a*1 All occurrences that start with a and end with 1, for example a1, area51.
c*bob All occurrences that start with c and end with bob, for example, cbob, carlbobson.
*bob*12* All occurrences that contains bob and 12 in that order, for example bob12, bobby512, hobbit123.
a???bob All occurrences that start with a followed by any 2 characters, followed by bob, for example, allbob, a11bob, artbob.
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