> Does anyone know how to do a wild card search within the
> body of an Outlook Express message?
OE doesn't have such a feature. One way to do it would
be to create a new folder and copy all the messages you
want to search there. Then you could either extract all
those messages en masse using DBXtract or simply
search the raw .DBX file using a more potent search
tool. It might even be sufficient just to do something like
find /n /i "phone number" temp.dbx
Be aware that that would have the potential of missing
some cases. The problem there is that any literal string
may actually be present in the file but be interrupted at
any place in the string by 16 bytes of control information.
Obviously the probability of having such a miss depends
on the length of the string being searched for and the
number of occurrences in the file. Nevertheless, it can be
a surprisingly good approximation to a complete solution
in many cases.
For the particular string you are searching for you could
also use OE's Advanced Search tool. Ctrl-Shift-F.
Then you just step through the results using F3 to find
the context and Ctrl-> to go to the next hit.