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  1. Folders

    Have the option to search in specific folders in a custom search

    4 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Full indexing and apostrophe or quote search

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

    Also, when searching for a string containing either a smart or straight apostrophe or quote, return matches for both types.

    4 votes
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  4. 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…

    4 votes
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  5. Provide a feature of Instant Search for Emails sent to a Contact Group in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature of Instant Search for Emails sent to a Contact Group in Microsoft Outlook 2016 so we can get all the results instantly without running into different folders or search options.

    4 votes
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  6. A traffic light system so individuals can indicate their current workload and availability

    Enable a traffic light system so individuals can indicate their current workload and availability, and have this visible to their team members at a glance within Outlook. A simple traffic light shade scale: green through amber and red. During this period of Covid-19, i need an easy way to see when my team are available and have capacity for work - whether it be email/calls/video. A simple green traffic light would mean they are available; red they are not available; sliding scale in between. Ideally visible immediately under the toolbar for each team member.

    3 votes
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  7. opan a new outlook account

    open a new outlook account

    3 votes
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  8. Crotana should be completely integrated to search mail from outlook 2016

    Crotana should be completely integrated to search mail from outlook 2016

    3 votes
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  9. Provide a feature to create SEARCH FOLDER based on Regular Expressions in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When we use SEARCH in Microsoft Outlook 2016 using regular expressions, a provision of a SEARCH FOLDER to be created based on regular expression like: (((((to:(First Name; Last Name) OR cc:(First Name; Last Name)) AND ((isread:no) OR ((isread:yes) AND followupflag:followup flag)))) AND folderpath:Inbox)) would make the application more productive.

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Support Full Search Capabilities when Outlook is running in elevated mode

    Outlook Search is not working when Outlook has to run with adminstrator privileges. There should be an option to enable this as other programs require Outlook to run elevated - like e.g. Microsoft Visual Studio (!).

    3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Smarter Outlook 2016


    • Would like to easily follow up on emails. I imagine my ability to set a reminder on an email I send - a reminder only I see - that keeps me informed and warns me after X days of my choice, whether I received a reply or not. This is some next-step ML similar to checking if the body of an email contained the keyword "attach" and then remind me I've forgotten to add one. I could say "please do this by Friday", and Outlook will remind me on Friday that "this activity should be done by Friday by this…
    3 votes
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  15. Store searches using keyword sent: in the list of recommended searches

    I often search for e-mails that I sent or received on a certain date. For that purpose I am using the German keyword "gesendet: <date>", probably "sent: <date>" in Englisch.
    In earlier versions of Outlook, this type of search appeared in a list of my recent searches, but now it is completely gone. All I have left is a list "Vorgeschlagene Suchen" (probably "Recommended Searches) which does not contain my previous entries. So the current list is more or less useless for my purpose

    2 votes
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  16. Each email to have a reference id and a database with reference id and cross reference of replies to verify whether the emails were replied.

    Each email should have an automatic system assigned reference tag numbering.
    Outlook shall also have a feature to make it clear whether the email has been replied.
    Please consider a provision to assign RR (Response Required) or NRR (No Response Required) for each mail.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow boolean search

    Make it simple to search Outlook for messages that contain multiple terms including wild cards e.g.
    "Microscop" AND "clean"

    entered directly in the search box - just the same, simple way that remote access databases such as INSPEC worked 40 years ago.

    2 votes
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  18. To list search

    Sometimes when To list is huge and we would like to confirm if a person is already added in To list or not. we need a feature to search a particular person in To List.

    2 votes
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  19. When searching n Advanced Find automatically change columns to "to" when searching the Sent folder (From in the Inbox)

    When searching n Advanced Find automatically change columns to "to" when searching the Sent folder (From in the Inbox)

    2 votes
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  20. Please add preview capability for emails in a search result list.

    When I get a list of email from a search it would be nice to be able to preview them moving up and down the result list instead of needing to open them. Even though you can sort the results by subject it would save a lot of time to be able to view contents of the email in an embedded window which could be turned on or off. Thanks.

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