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  1. Save current search as a Search Folder in Outlook 2016

    When running a search in the e-mail folder, you should be able to save the search query and folder setting as a Search Folder so that you can access quickly from list of search folders.

    10 votes
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  2. 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…

    51 votes
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  3. Share the prepared personal Search-Folders with your Outlook Co-users/Assistants orenable searching of shared folders, including sub-folders

    In our Company it is quite common that Assistants and Supervisors share access to one Outlook-Account.
    For the time beeing those constellations are dependant on regular folder-structures to organize one Email-Inbox as they tend to have at least the last 14 Days of emails in the inbox. Both people need a organisational guideline of emails and the (at least for us) newly introduced Search-Folders are currently "owner-only" visible.

    So the suggestion is simply said that the Search-folders should as well be shared when a supervisor decides to share his inbox with his assistant. Please make this available as the search-folder-infrastructure…

    11 votes
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  4. Provide a feature or an option to search for a a contact using the email address in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature or an option to search for a a contact using the email address in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and enhance it by providing an option to delete it (such as returned mail).

    3 votes
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  5. When I using the "Quick Search", putting quotes around the phrase should result in only those word in the order "inside the quotes"

    When I search for "Outlook Ideas" in the quick search:

    DESIRED BEHAVIOR: Results should only include emails where the phrase "Change Request" is found.

    Example Desired Results:

    1. Body: "Did you complete that CHANGE REQUEST I sent to you last week?"

    2. Subject Line "Questions regarding CHANGE REQUEST 1234235"

    3. Attachment contains: CHANGE REQUEST

    CURRENT UNDESIRED BEHAVIOR: Results include items where the word "Change" and "Request" both appear, but not necessarily sequentially or in that order. This is NOT optimal when "quotes" are used around the words.

    Example UNDESIRABLE Results:

    1. Subject: REQUEST to approve time off. Body "I hate…

    10 votes
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  6. Category Doesn't Display In Search Results

    It's important to be able to search for specific inbox content then categorize by it. The search results list doesn't reflect the category (incorrectly shows empty category for all results) so it's very difficult to do this best practice, which is called out in many forums and books, including MS content. Please fix!

    17 votes
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  7. mail group search include @

    I have got more than 2000 person on contact list. So when I want to create an e-mail group, I can seacrh name. But the Outlook show the person e-mail and fax number. Example: An user had got e-mail and fax number. So Outlook show 2 record in person list for ad to group. So when i look at the list I can see 4000 more person. I think that I must be able to filter just e-mail adress

    3 votes
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  8. 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!

    46 votes
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  9. 9 votes
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  10. I NEED TO FIND A CONTACT IN MY COMPUTER BY SEARCHING A WORD OR NAME IN MY NOTES ON THAT CONTACT

    Search doesn't find the most relevant information and shows emails that do not include the words searched for, this should be changed to allow ease of access.

    I NEED TO FIND A CONTACT IN MY COMPUTER BY SEARCHING A WORD OR NAME IN MY NOTES ON THAT CONTACT.

    5 votes
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  11. Subfolder search bar in Outlook 2016

    A search bar that enables you to search through your sub folder.

    7 votes
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  12. 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. Also there is currently no way to select all emails from a search result on the portal. If you have hundreds of emails to delete it cannot be done via the portal. Please add a select all function to the email search results. Thanks

    33 votes
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  13. Search Function doesn't work

    When I search some words like "OT" on the outlook email, it shows all the email and the email including "OT"; it just highlight "OT".

    For Example:

    Email 1

    Email 2 with OT

    Email 3 with OT

    Email 4

    Email 5

    Email 6 with OT

    It shows all the email

    Can the outlook just work simply: only shows the email includes those key words?

    Like this:

    Email 2 with OT

    Email 3 with OT

    Email 6 with OT

    6 votes
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  14. 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.

    84 votes
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  15. Search Multiple Random Words

    It would be more efficient if we could search multiple random words to narrow down the search. I would LOVE to see this feature added!

    Side note: I apologize if this suggestion is already out there. I searched this page multiple ways, but I did not find it. (The search feature on "this page" isn't very efficient either.) ;)

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

    Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    25 votes
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  17. Don't let Outlook get messed up by Windows update!

    After updating Windows the search function in Outlook doesn't work anymore. I'm spending time searching online for a solution which I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO since I paid for this software and it required me to update.

    5 votes
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  18. 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.

    44 votes
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  19. 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

    113 votes
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  20. Expanded Find Pane

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

    29 votes
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