Can SharePoint search index the contents of email attachments?

Paul de Jong 716 Reputation points
2024-03-27T08:54:22.57+00:00

I have uploaded emails in msg format to a SharePoint Online document library. I can search for words in the body of the email and the attachment names. However, I am not able to search for words present in the email attachments (e.g., PDF, docx, ...).

Is the indexing of msg email attachments in pdf/docx/xlsx/pptx format supported when the email is stored in a SharePoint document library?

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  1. Haoyan Xue_MSFT 20,906 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-03-28T02:53:47.79+00:00

    Hi @Paul de Jong ,

    Thank you for posting in this community.

    Unfortunately, It is not possible to retrieve attachments from an email which is already saved in SharePoint library.

    We recommend you give suggestion in the feedback portal and help to make improvements. Many features of current products are designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback.


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  1. Paul de Jong 716 Reputation points
    2024-03-29T08:58:38.1933333+00:00

    Hi Haoyan,
    Clear.
    Thanks

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