And Or when building a search
Allow AND, OR when building a search with multiple variables. Currently I cannot have a Smart Folder that searches a specific email address and anything with a specific category, it currently returns specific emails that have the specific category.
It is hilarious, fixing a bug is treated as a user raised suggestion. Therefore, I suggest going even further and using users as the ones fixing bugs :) as MSFT product team is simply not doing it at all, bugs as old as 3 yrs are still there in Outlook for Mac. Why bother using this SW?
anon ymous commented
This bug still exists in version 16.9.
Eddie Bradley commented
I'm running Outlook Version 15.40 and this issue still exists. Could you not just save the folder identification in the same manner as the other options are? Surely there is a record in a settings file or db or registry or something that could hold these values....
In some cases, Smart Folders shall show emails containing, for example, two words. However, when creating the Smart Folder and adding those two words as separate conditions, they are defined as AND which results in a Smart Folder showing only those emails (or elements) which contain both words. The emails containing only one of the words are not shown in the Smart Folder. Imagine you have a colleague in England who would write "organization" whereas you would write "organization" - the (actually no so) Smart Folder would not show both emails. Since this is a common feature in other Mail applications, I assume you guys will be able to add this with ease.
This bug is in the product since the beginning and it is very annoying and hampers productivity. I am currently using the version 15.30 (170107) and Smart Folders still behave that way.
When creating Smart Folders with two conditions and one of them is “Folder Is”, then this Smart Folder stops working once the selected folder (Inbox in my case) is no longer listed in the Outlook last recently used folder history (move menu).
1. While there is no issue that the Inbox disappears from the last recently used folder list, it has a very annoying side effect: The Smart Folder no longer works because the condition “Folder Is” now points to None instead of Inbox. This happens to all Smart Folders that had the Inbox as “Folder Is” configured.
The Smart Folder rule can be repaired by editing the rule and pointing it again to the directory selected before. It only needs to be done in one of those Smart Folders and all others are repaired as well. It lasts until that folder is dropped from the history list again.