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Article ID: 248234 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 4.2

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If you use a Microsoft Exchange Client to query the information store on Bcc address properties, the query does not yield any results. This is expected behavior, unless you view items that are in the Sent Items folder on the information store, or any other "pre-send" messages, such as drafts or messages that are moved from the Sent Items folder to other folders. Exchange Server 5.5 does not provide results for a query if the query is based on the Bcc address property.


This behavior was originally implemented based on overly stringent security decisions.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Exchange Server 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
191014  ( ) XGEN: How to Obtain the latest Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  ( ) How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 4.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
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