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  1. Disable Sorting search by folder as default

    I use search extensively. Every, single, time, I have to arrange search results by date rather than folder manually, because the default is "arrange by folder". (Right click on "All↓" under the quicksearch bar. I have hundreds of folders, I assume this feature is useful for certain people, but not being able to change the default behavior is strange to say the least, it's such a specific customization either way...why offer the options if you can't change the default.

    2 votes
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  2. Simply search.

    Simplify search. A.Click on a mail. B.Click in the search box. C.Click on "From" and it automatically populates the senders name from A.

    Even better, click on a mail and click from (not currently displayed however).

    3 votes
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  3. Search function is not working after update this morning

    Search function not working at all!

    2 votes
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  4. Provide an option to search either Focused or Other Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option search 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.

    22 votes
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  5. Fix Searching Outlook 2016

    More than 90% of the time search will not find the mail while the Search text is word for word in the mail. Even worst is the fact that it finds mail that does not contains any words of the search box. Search also exclude additional mail boxes in my case the most
    important ones.

    312 votes
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  6. 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.

    25 votes
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  7. 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!

    9 votes
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  8. 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!

    10 votes
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  9. Provide a feature to search for an email that contains a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to search for an email that contains a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook 2016 .

    19 votes
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  10. Provide an option to include all recurring dates in Search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to include all recurring dates in Search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than just the start date of the series.

    23 votes
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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. Provide an option of performing partial word search and phrases without using Advanced options in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of performing partial word search without using Advanced options in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Currently you have to go through the following options to check the partial word search:

    Click inside the search box in Outlook 2016.
    Click on Search Tools > Advanced Find > Advanced tab.
    Click on Field > Frequently-used fields > Subject.
    Select Contains in Condition drop-down box.
    In Value add your search string.
    Click on Add to List.

    You can also add the ability to search phrases.

    Also, please add under “advance search” a “To” column which is permanent, I can add one now…

    146 votes
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  13. 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)}

    5 votes
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  14. Provide a feature to sort Search folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to sort Search folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Smart Folders) and allow creation of sub-folders and colors.

    13 votes
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  15. Provide a feature to use "Special" characters in "Search" field in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when searching

    Provide a feature to use "Special" characters in "Search" field in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when searching.

    13 votes
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  16. Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    5 votes
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  17. Provide an option to display the folder name in which the email is stored when searching in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to display the folder name in which the email is stored when searching in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    18 votes
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  18. Provide an option to Search Entire Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to Search Entire Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or provide option or feature to display results based on ‘last quarter’, ‘this quarter’, ‘last year’, ‘this year’.

    7 votes
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  19. Provide an option to perform Search using two search criterion in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to perform Search using two search criterion in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    21 votes
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  20. Provide a feature to filter emails based specific date range from a person in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to filter emails based specific date range from a person in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for improved and more productive Search and Filter functionality.

    8 votes
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