This article refers to Barracuda Message Archiver Legacy Release firmware or higher.
Table 1. Indexing Punctuation Rules.
|Apostrophes||If a word ends in an apostrophe ('), the searchable term is saved without that character. That is, the index adds a word [john's] as [john].||[johns] is indexed as [johns]|
[john's] is indexed as [john]
[john'sssss] is indexed as [johnsssss]
|Other Punctuation||The indexer removes these items from terms.|
[johns] is indexed as [johns]
|Apostrophes and Punctuation in Entire Message Searches, Unquoted||In this instance, the 's is removed from possessive terms. However, apostrophes elsewhere are turned into whitespace.|
Entire Message: [johns] matches [johns]
|Apostrophes and Punctuation in Entire Message Searches, Quoted||Sent directly to the index unmodified, index merges them together.|
Entire Message: ["johns"] matches [johns]
|Apostrophes in all Other Searches, Quoted or Unquoted||All apostrophes are turned into whitespace. This is unlike Entire Message, which will, in code, before the index, remove the possessive s.|
Subject: [johns] matches [johns]