Today I saw a very strange behavior when searching in Google Mail. I was looking for an eMail which contained an IP:

I couldn't remember exactly what it was, but I knew the first three parts, so I was searching for 192.168.100 and did not get any results.

After several tries, I tested 192.168 and and suddenly got several results, including the IP I was looking for.

The IP is part of a URL like follows:


Searching for 192.168.100 did not work.
Searching for 192.168 or worked fine.

Can someone explain this behavior to me?

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