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ASH4EVER
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Retrieve email messages in PAD - logic of "From contains" field

Dear community, please help.

 

Thinking about migrating my existing workflow from TaskT to PAD. Making my first test workflow faced strange logic with one of the filters in Retrieve email messages from Outlook action.

 

According to the documentation: From contains - The full email address of the sender whose messages to retrieve. Leave this attribute blank to retrieve all messages regardless of the sender

 

When I put email there, like firstname.lastname@company.com the action doesn't return any results. Email is used correctly, copied directly from outlook mail. Without email, it is working correctly. And in the output variable I can see in the From field values like:

 

/O=EXCHANGELABS/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP...

 

 

So, what is the correct format of email that should be used in that field for filtering?

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miketran13
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Hi,

 

Which version of PAD are you using now? Please check it or upgrade to the latest version.

And also check the email address if there are any typo, misspelling or white space...

It works well for me.

 

email1.png

Thanks and hope it can help you. 

Mike

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Hi Mike,

 

The version is 2.5.39.21056.

 

No typos or misspelings.

 

The filter is working if email is external to my organization, for example with gmail.com or other domain. But when i use emails of my colleagues (exchange contacts), it is not working. For some reason for them the From field in messages is parsed like

 

ASH4EVER_0-1615541511399.png

And when I use all that long string "/O=EXCHANGELABS/OU=EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP....." as a filter in the From contains field, then it is working.

 

But it is definitely not the way it should be.

Hi,
I've exactly the same issue with PAD but using the most current version I found: 2.6.00158.21069.
Any solution for that issue, except the one already listed by ASH4EVER with the long string? Or any date when this will be fixed?

Thanks.

fraenK
Memorable Member
Memorable Member

This seems to be an Outlook client issue: https://www.google.com/search?q=Outlook+resolves+x500+address


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Luckily, both Outlook and PAD - are the products of Microsoft ) And we can hope the company can resolve the issue.

This is a cache issue you need to resolve yourself 😉


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Hi @ASH4EVER 

I am facing similar issue. did you find any solution?

 

Thanks

Catch42
New Member

I am currently running into the same issue.

 

Did anyone ever come up with a solution?

Atngocnguyen
Helper I
Helper I

Anyone has solution?

KebisKim
New Member

Has this problem been solved? 

 

Seems like this field still doesn't work

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