Help with a complicated search string

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Feb 24, 2009, 1:55:22 PM2/24/09
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if someone could give me some search string advice.
I'm a Vonage VOIP customer and one of the very nice features is it
sends a wav file of my voice mails to my email which I can nicely
retrieve through my laptop or even my iPhone (don't get me started on
how I can listen directly to it in my iPhone client but have to
download the wav in GMail since it won't accept these for a preview

Anyways. I've been getting this VERY annoying voice mail every day
that I have been archiving (along with all my other voice mails) and I
was hoping to use the GMail search function to get a count of the
number of calls I receive from the said business so I can make a legal
complaint. The problem with doing a standard search is how the vonage
emails are formatted and I'm having difficult differentiating one
voice mail from the next in the search function .. a very quick
summary of the details:

ALL voice mails come from this email address
(where the number is my phone number .. made that one up)

The From that is listed though (user name of the email) is different
through depending on what number is calling me.. so if I get a call
from 1-888-000-1111 it will say this in gmail's from:

From: Outside Caller (18880001111)
To: My Name (1412123456)

Everything else (body of message; attachment name) is exactly the
same. What I want to do is set up a search string that identifies all
emails from the email address that has come from
18880001111. Any thoughts?

It would also be helpful if I could search for a wild card of anything
that is from a number that is 888, 800, 866 area codes as they have a
tendency of calling from different numbers every few months or so).



Feb 24, 2009, 1:55:22 PM2/24/09
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Zack (Doc)

Feb 24, 2009, 2:55:36 PM2/24/09
Does "from:18880001111 to:1412123456" not work?

GMail doesn't support wildcards in their search, so I can't think of a
good way to accomplish the last part.

You could also forward them to yourself and add a note such as "This
annoying caller again", and delete the original, creating an easily
searchable reference.

Fran Lebowitz - "In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing
as algebra."
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