Using wildcards in chat rules
The only supported wildcard character in chat, disclaimer and content rules is the asterisk
* . It matches any number of characters (zero or more).
Wildcard matches are performed against user names and group names.
For example, if you use
*East* , any user who happens to be in a group named
SouthEast Sales would be considered a match. It is therefore recommended to use longer, unique words with a higher specificity to reduce the potential of unwanted matches.
So, if you only want to match people who have an organizational unit
/East/US in their name, use
*/East/US rather than just
F*bar matches both
*/Instant matches both
Peyton McManus/Instant and
Peyton McManus/Instant but not Lisa McManus/Instant