Use Content Search to search third-party data that was imported to Office 365

You can use the Content Search eDiscovery tool in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center to search for items that were imported to mailboxes in Office 365 from a third-party data source. You can create a query to search all imported third-party data items or you can create a query to only search specific third-party data items. Additionally, you can also create a query-based Preservation Policy or a query-based eDiscovery hold to preserve third-party data in Office 365.

For more information about importing third-party data and a list of the third-party data types that can be imported to Office 365, see Archiving third-party data in Office 365.

Creating a query to search all third-party data

To search (or place on hold) any type of third-party data that you've imported to Office 365, you can you can use the kind:externaldata message property-value pair in the keyword box for a Content Search or when creating a query-based hold. For example, to search for items that were imported from any third-party data source and contain the word "contoso" in the Subject property of the imported item, you would use the following query:

kind:externaldata AND subject:contoso

The previous keyword query example includes the subject property. For a list of other properties for third-party data items that can included in a keyword query, see the "More information" section in Archiving third-party data in Office 365.

When creating queries to search and hold third-party data, you can also use conditions to narrow the search results. For more information about creating Content Search queries, see Keyword queries and search conditions for Content Search.

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Creating a query to search specific types of third-party data

Instead of searching all types of third-party data, you can create queries that only search for a specify type of third-party data by using the following message property-value pair in the keyword box for a Content Search:

itemclass:ipm.externaldata.<third-party data type>* 

For example, to only search Facebook data that contains the word "contoso" in the Subject property, you would use the following query:

itemclass:ipm.externaldata.Facebook* AND subject:contoso

The following table lists the third-party data types that you can search, and the value to use for the itemclass: message property to specifically search for that type of third-party data. Note that the query syntax isn't case sensitive.

Third-party data type

Value for itemclass: property

AIM

ipm.externaldata.AIM*

American Idol

ipm.externaldata.AmericanIdol*

AOL with Pivot Client

ipm.externaldata.Pivot.IM

Apple Juice

ipm.externaldata.AppleJuice*

Ares

ipm.externaldata.Ares*

Axs Encrypted

ipm.externaldata.AxsEncrypted*

Axs Exchange

ipm.externaldata.AxsExchange*

Axs Local Archive

ipm.externaldata.AxsLocalArchive*

Axs Placeholder

ipm.externaldata.AxsPlaceHolder*

Axs Signed

ipm.externaldata.AxsSigned*

Bazaarvoice

ipm.externaldata.Bazaarvoice*

Bearshare

ipm.externaldata.Bearshare*

BitTorrent

ipm.externaldata.BitTorrent*

Blackberry

ipm.externaldata.Blackberry*

BlackBerry Call Logs

ipm.externaldata.BlackBerryCall*

BlackBerry Messenger

ipm.externaldata.BlackBerryMessenger*

BlackBerry PIN

ipm.externaldata.BlackBerryPIN*

BlackBerry SMS

ipm.externaldata.BlackBerrySMS*

Bloomberg

ipm.externaldata.Bloomberg*

Bloomberg Mail

ipm.externaldata.BloombergMail*

Bloomberg Messaging

ipm.externaldata.BloombergMessaging*

Box

ipm.externaldata.Box*

Cisco IM & Presence Server

ipm.externaldata.Jabber.IM

Cisco Jabber

ipm.externaldata.Jabber*

CipherCloud for Salesforce Chatter

ipm.externaldata.Chatter.Post

ipm.externaldata.Chatter.Comment

Direct Connect

ipm.externaldata.DirectConnect*

Facebook

ipm.externaldata.Facebook*

FastTrack

ipm.externaldata.FastTrack*

FXConnect

ipm.externaldata.FXConnect.chat

Flickr

ipm.externaldata.Flickr*

Gnutella

ipm.externaldata.Gnutella*

Google+

ipm.externaldata.GooglePlus*

Google Talk

ipm.externaldata.GoogleTalk*

GoToMyPC

ipm.externaldata.GoToMyPC*

HipChat

ipm.externaldata.HipChat*

Hopster

ipm.externaldata.Hopster*

HubConnex

ipm.externaldata.HubConnex*

IBM Connections

ipm.externaldata.Connections*

IBM SameTime

ipm.externaldata.Sametime*

ICE Chat

ipm.externaldata.ICEChat.Chat

Indii Messenger

ipm.externaldata.Indii*

Instagram

ipm.externaldata.Instagram*

Instant Bloomberg

ipm.externaldata.InstantBloomberg*

InvestEdge

ipm.externaldata.InvestEdge*

IRC

ipm.externaldata.IRC*

Jive

ipm.externaldata.Jive*

JiveApiRetention

ipm.externaldata.JiveApiRetention*

JXTA

ipm.externaldata.JXTA*

LinkedIn

ipm.externaldata.LinkedIn*

MFTP

ipm.externaldata.MFTP*

Microsoft UC

ipm.externaldata.MicrosoftUC*

Mind Align

ipm.externaldata.MindAlign*

Mobile Guard

ipm.externaldata.MobileGuard*

MSN

ipm.externaldata.MSN*

MySpace

ipm.externaldata.MySpace*

NEONetwork

ipm.externaldata.NEONetwork*

OpenNap

ipm.externaldata.OpenNap*

Pinterest

ipm.externaldata.Pinterest*

Pivot

ipm.externaldata.Pivot*

QQ

ipm.externaldata.QQ*

Microsoft SharePoint

ipm.externaldata.SharePoint*

Salesforce Chatter

ipm.externaldata.Chatter*

Skype for Business

ipm.externaldata.Skype*

Slack Enterprise Grid

ipm.externaldata.Slack.IM

SoftEther

ipm.externaldata.SoftEther*

Squawker

ipm.externaldata.Squawker*

Symphony

ipm.externaldata.Symphony*

Thomson Reuters

ipm.externaldata.Reuters*

Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger

ipm.externaldata.ReutersEikon*

Tor

ipm.externaldata.Tor*

TTT

ipm.externaldata.TTT*

Twitter

ipm.externaldata.Twitter*

UBS Chat

ipm.externaldata.UBS*

Vimeo

ipm.externaldata.Vimeo*

WinMX

ipm.externaldata.WinMX*

Winny

ipm.externaldata.Winny*

Yahoo!

ipm.externaldata.Yahoo!*

Yammer

ipm.externaldata.Yammer*

YellowJacket

ipm.externaldata.YellowJacket*

YouTube

ipm.externaldata.YouTube*

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