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  1. Provide a filter emails by searching unreplied messages

    Implement a search filter that allows you to search for messages that have not been replied to yet. This will allow Outlook Users to identify messages that have been received, but not responded to yet. Thus, minimizing the occurrence of missed emails.

    9 votes
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  2. 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.

    9 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Disable search indexing of certain folders within a mailbox

    Would like the ability to index only a subset of Outlook folders

    9 votes
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  5. Provide the option to set default search mailbox or folder

    Provide the option to set the default search folder or mailbox . Currently the default is "Current Mailbox". I want to set the default to "Current Folder". I don't believe that many users need the default to be "Current Mailbox". You typically want to search a specific folder (e.g. Inbox, Sent, Deleted, or a user defined mail box.

    8 votes
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  6. Provide an option or flag emails withing search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option or flag emails withing search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and show the result window after search results are refreshed as well.

    8 votes
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  7. Allow drag and drop of contacts or text into the search bar

    This was available in previous versions of Outlook, but has since disappeared. Please bring it back!

    7 votes
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  8. Enable the "Suggested Searches" feature to recommend additional Advanced Search options like TO, instead of just FROM.

    Enable the "Suggested Searches" feature to recommend additional Advanced Search options like TO, instead of just FROM.

    7 votes
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  9. Search in Network Drives for .pst

    Outlook 365 does not perform searches on ".pst" files that we have in network drives.

    7 votes
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  10. Recherche d'un courriel dans une Cie et ajouter un filtre pour un item spécifique

    Lorsque je cherche quelque chose dans une banque par exemple, et que je veux trouver un item de cette banque comme le nom d'une Cie ou un certain formulaire rempli plusieurs années avant.
    Il serait bien de pouvoir faire une recherche dans "Banque ABC" et une deuxième comme "Déclaration". Il en ressortirait tous les déclarations de cette Banque ABC. J'aurais pu faire trier par À mais s'il y a eu plusieurs personnes dans cette même Banque, ça devient impossible.
    DONC plusieurs filtre pour les recherches serait bien.

    7 votes
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  11. 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.

    7 votes
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  12. Expand search window on click on the search box

    Expand search window on click on the search box

    Currently Search box is not much of user friendly and its very small window, if the search window is automatically expanded once user clicks on the search box that would be more user friendly and more productivity

    6 votes
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  13. Give an option to create predefined search criteria and save as quick actions.

    Next to field "Search current mailbox", there is enough space. Give an option to create predefined search criteria and save them as quick access buttons next to "Search current mailbox", like mails from boss, mails with attachments, mail from client etc OR allow us to move "Search Folders" to ribbon as drop down option.

    6 votes
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  14. Option to rearrange the search filter in the Search window

    In the search tab you have an option to filter the search results by adding filter tabs. Once you add a filter, there is no option to rearrange them. The first inserted filter goes to the bottom of the list. It would be great to have an option to rearrange them.

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Provide an option of keeping the the selected email in view when we exit the search in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of keeping the the selected email in view when we exit the search in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    6 votes
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  18. 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).

    5 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. Instant Search popup should contain a link to where to find more information

    I click the button for Instant Search. A popup shows up telling me that Windows Search service is not installed. It is not clear what it means to "see the Help included with your version of Microsoft Windows". The popup should be clearer, and/or a link should be in the popup for more information of how to set it up.

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