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  1. Allow deletion of emails from search results

    It would be mighty useful to be able to delete emails from search results. I was able to do this is older versions.

    11 votes
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    • search all outlook items default

      In search options, currently you can set the default "Include results only from:" to one of; Current Folder, Current Folder. Current mailbox when searching from the inbox, Current mailbox or All mailboxes. However all of these defaults only search the item type pertinent to the folder in which the search is initiated. For example, if you initiate a search in the inbox folder, only email are searched for, in contacts only contacts etc. This means that to search all outlook items you have to search from inbox only and then pull down to select each time you search, which is…

      7 votes
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      • Expanded Find Pane

        There should be an Expanded Find Pain (like the old More) to allow searching on any field(s) especially user fields.

        19 votes
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        • Add a search option for items that are expired

          Please consider adding an option to search for items that are marked as expired from a retention policy under the "+ More" search options. The option to search for items that are expiring in a time period are helpful, but I believe it would add even more value to the search to be able to pull up expired items.

          Thanks!

          6 votes
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          • Full indexing search

            Full indexing search on outlook commands and outlook data in single search window
            Should have shortcut

            1 vote
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            • Mentions search folder

              Mentions was a cool addition, but the feature seems incomplete if I can't create a search folder for all mentions, the same I can setup follow up and unread folders.

              10 votes
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              • Provide the ability for "search folders" to combine/aggregate the results from other "search folders".

                At times combining the search criteria for "search folders" I use regularly can be become so long and complex I struggle to get the "search folder" results I need.

                It would great to be able to split this complex search criteria across 2 or more "search folders" reducing the search logic complexity for those individual "search folders" and have the ability for another "search folder" to simply aggregate the results of those less complex and more easily maintained search folders.

                While there are good tools to build complex search criteria for "search folders", there are certainly some limitations. Thanks!

                4 votes
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                • Search results view in 8625.2127 is broken

                  In Outlook for Windows build 8625.2127, the search results view is missing the sender. Instead of showing the sender, the results list shows nothing.

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                  • Provide a feature or ability to delete email search history that is saved for what we searched our emails for in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Provide a feature or ability to delete email search history that is saved for what we searched our emails for in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as when we click on search bar, it shows everything we have searched for in the past rather provide an an option to delete that search bar history specifically, without having to delete all of search histories from my computer.

                    21 votes
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                    • Provide a feature to display symbols showing which emails have been replied to or forwarded in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      Provide a feature to display symbols showing which emails have been replied to or forwarded in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when displaying search results. {Display using symbols (purple left-pointing arrow / blue right-pointing arrow)}

                      4 votes
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                      • Provide a feature to add an internal subject matter to track emails with relevance not stated in subject line in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                        For example, I am an accountant. Many of our clients are large families and we communicate with their financial advisor only. We receive email updates throughout the year related to multiple family members. The subject line the advisor chooses may be the family's last name but the subject matter within the email may be multiple things such as estimated taxes and changes to payments, letters from governmental agencies, new addresses, purchases and sales, etc. The problem I have is by the time we are ready to prepare a tax return in October we may have 15 emails out of 150…

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                        • Add the ability to filter out Drafts in Emails that was sent if they were combined in a single folder.

                          a PSTfile can contain thousands of drafts and sent Email, especially in the purges, filtering them out manually can prove to be a tedious tas, so far I couldn't find a filter or a query that can filter out drafts or Emails that has not been actually sent apart from the actual search items.

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                          • Remove 1000 search results issue

                            Like the title says, Outlook does not allow me to see past 1,000 search results from my inbox. When we have emails that we would like to see from a long time ago without having to go on a "mining expedition" throughout the inbox to find them.

                            Not even the "SearchResultsCap" registry edit fixes this issue. Please Microsoft, fix this!

                            5 votes
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                            • Provide an option to limit search to either Focused or Other Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                              Provide an option to limit search to either Focused or Other Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016. With the prior use of moving messages to the clutter folder searching the inbox was not a problem.

                              9 votes
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                              • Double click to open messages from the search results

                                In inbox view, a double-click on a message opens it in a new window, but not from search results.

                                Double click should open the message like it did in previous versions of Outlook.

                                2 votes
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                                • Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

                                  Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Button for Search Refresh

                                    After I define a search for my Inbox (which includes only unread items and returns over 200 emails) I begin handling those emails. As I complete each email, the email message is now "read". However, it stays in the search results. From time to time, I would like to be able to hit a Search Reload/Refresh button to eliminate the now read emails from the results window. The only time that an email message seems to auto-eliminate itself from the results list is when I right-click and select Mark as Read. However, the emails that I am searching for contain…

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Provide a feature to search for emails based on attachment name or title in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                      Provide a feature to search for emails based on attachment name or title in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Provide a feature to enable "Search Folders" for labelled tasks and calendar events in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                        Provide a feature to enable "Search Folders" for labelled tasks and calendar events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 according to work projects. It will also lead to avoiding use of search function for emails that have the same "Category" label and if search folder would be available for tasks (an even calendar events) as well.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Please add an option to have Outlook search emails stored on the computer rather than searching the server first in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Please add an option to have Outlook search emails stored on the computer rather than searching the server first in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          14 votes
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