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  1. Default to Partial Word Search

    Users should be able to search partial words in Outlook quickly without having to type extra characters to do so. In previous versions of Outlook a user could click one of the Refine options - "From", "Subject", et al - and the search operator would appear in the search box with parentheses inside which the user could type a partial search term and receive results for anything including that partial term. In 365 however, when a user clicks a Refine option, the search operator appears with quotes instead of parentheses. This causes partial search terms to return incomplete results or,…

    40 votes
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  2. Remove display of emails from filtered searches after messages are moved to folder

    When you move a message displayed in a filtered search to a folder, the message continues to be displayed in the search. This occurs even after checking the box to only display items in the "current folder". This bug means that you get no visual feedback that the item has been moved. This issue is discussed in detail here:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016-outlook/outlook-2016-does-not-update-filtered-results-when/7334efa8-0c88-46a5-8384-39b329ccd262?page=1

    40 votes
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  3. 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.

    38 votes
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  4. goto Folder from search list

    when i have lots of folder that are nested, and I have done a search, it cam be very difficult to find where the messages are located. I would like the ability to see the path displayed in the search and the ability right click on the message in the search list and select goto Folder. This would place me in the folder where this message was found.

    36 votes
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  5. 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

    36 votes
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  6. Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    32 votes
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  7. 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

    31 votes
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  8. 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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  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 .

    29 votes
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  10. Option to save Search Queries used in searching emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to save Search Queries used in searching emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to save search criteria/search query in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be beneficial. Also provide an option to include sub-folders in Search by default.

    Also consider this scenario for Search Feature: Highlight text in an Outlook email, right click for menu, and then have the option for searching all emails in Outlook for that text. It should be an easy shortcut to create.

    29 votes
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  11. Provide the ability to jump to an email folder from a search.

    Feature to enable to jump to an email folder from a search. When you search for email and find it, enable the folder to be opened from the search result, or provide simple way to go direct to the folder.

    27 votes
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  12. 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.

    26 votes
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  13. 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.

    26 votes
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  14. Fix bug that has blown out the search function in Outlook

    After a recent update, I can no longer do a search in Outlook for recent emails. Microsoft support tried fixing but they are unable to fix this. Please fix this error as without being able to do a search, I am not able to handle my business emails. Extremely frustrating and apparently I am not the only one having this problem. first time in my computer history that I am considering moving to a MAC. This is really unacceptable.

    25 votes
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  15. 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

    25 votes
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  16. Search specific text based on highlighted text

    Feedback for Office 365:

    Previously in Outlook 2016 & 2019 it used to support two ways of using the search:


    1. If highlighted text is present, search code snippet will wrap around when you click To/From/Subject.

    2. If highlighted text is not present, it will create To/From/Subject search code snippet and automatically highlight the dummy search term

    As compared to now (Office 365), it's just one way of using:


    1. If highlighted text is present or not present, it will create To/From/Subject search code and automatically highlight the dummy search term

    Can we retain the old functions where it works both way?

    Relevant…

    24 votes
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  17. Please activate advanced search (CTRL+SHIFT+F) again.

    Please activate advanced search (CTRL+SHIFT+F) again.

    24 votes
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  18. search box in outlook 2016

    When adding individual search boxes by subject, sent, folder, body, attachments, etc, these are added vertically in a column and end up taking a log of vertical screen space, and leaving a lot of unused screen space to their left. It would be preferable to optimize the use of screen space, and allow the user to move the individual search boxes around (up,down, left, right) afterwards, as needed.

    Also, make the search box a little bit bigger.

    22 votes
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  19. 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.

    22 votes
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  20. Enhance the SEARCH options to include OPERATORS such as AND, OR, BEGINS, CONTAINS, NEAR, etc.

    Need the ability to use OPERATORS to help search. For example:

    SEARCH: golf AND tennis
    SEARCH: golf OR tennis
    SEARCH: (golf AND tennis) OR swimming
    SEARCH: BEGINS smith (finds smith, smithfield, smithers, etd)
    SEARCH: CONTAINS oil (finds oilcloth, uncoiled, tinfoils, panbroil, etc)
    SEARCH: aword NEAR/3 bword (finds all occurances where "aword" is within 5 words of "bwork"

    21 votes
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