Get rid of the "Top Results" when searching, or at least allow it to be disabled.
As a compromise, what about visually differentiating the Top Results from all results? For example, you could add a background highlight and icon to the Top Results messages (like pinned messages).
justus dallmer commented
Get rid of it!
please turn off this stupid feature. Also - look at this thread, we are not the only ones who hate this confusing time-waster:
Pointless feature on Mail on Windows 10. Doesn't help - please give us the option to turn this off.
I voted and I sincerely hope I voted to get rid of the bug "Top Results" I was expecting more information when I hit "Vote" and the subject of this is Outlook on the web (Office 365) Who sets these things up?
Did I just vote for a web app? ha ha ha
This feature is obviously nonsensical and I always want to see my search results in order chronologically.
Vladimir Nicolici commented
The Windows 10 mail app has the same problem. Please allow us to disable this feature. It's extremely confusing and annoying. I lost 10 minutes thinking some recent emails were missing because the top results listed random results instead of the most recent emails.
Terrible feature - constantly confuses me when searching for email. In the meantime, I'll be creating a CSS add on to remove this if possible.
Robert Gonzalez commented
I typed adobe to search a receipt i purchased 3 hrs ago from adobe.com. Top Results showed me my daughters usage from 05/2018.... I opened the email for the heck of it and did a search for "adobe", the word wasn't even in the email.
Norm D. commented
1) This feature is useless to me and takes up important top-screen space
2) It never shows what I'd expect
3) There is no option to disable it
Why implement such a feature anyways...?
I need all results, so top results is totally disruptive. We need to choose if we want to see this or not.
Manu Srivastava commented
We are in March 2019, so why do i get an email from December 2018 in the Top Results when I search for something?
Would be helpful to share the logic behind 'Top Results' search algorithm to make its best use until you provide a solution to disable it.
I totally agree that it is very confusing to have the top results first when searching. I use the search very often to find old emails on specific subjects but it only makes it more difficult now with this top result feature.
PLEASE , Can we get rid of this feature
Agree - absolutely HATE THIS HORRIBLE, ANNOYING, **** FEATURE!!!!!
Really stupid feature. Makes looking for important emails from earlier in the week IMPOSSIBLE.
If my university didn't require me to use outlook I would have been done with your subpar products two decades ago!
Xuenan Guo commented
stupid feature, i have emails of log and in the past i can monitor the service status change by search the keyword. now this feature break the timeline in the result
[Deleted User] commented
"Top Results" spoils my whole user experience and workflow. Until I get relieve by an option to disable it I have to use alternate products. I hope someone in charge reads this thread quickly. I feel ashamed on account of the product management.
Daniel Stephenson commented
"Top Results" is terrible and I want to disable it. When I do a search, logic dictates that I am looking for EVERYTHING containing my search term, in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Putting a seemingly random assortment of e-mails at the top of my results is highly disruptive. "Top Results" is a bug, not a feature.
P.S. Outlook doesn't know why I search for a particular term, and its efforts to substitute its judgment for my own cost me valuable time.
Adding my vote and voice here. It's useless, brings confusion (in the already cramped message overview pane), and each time I do a search I have to remember to visually skip the top bit. Not nice.
At the very least let the user decide to switch this feature on and off.