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  1. the search results may be reported latest to oldest instead oldest to latest searches

    when the number of messages are huge, it is taking too much time to search the old conversations. it is because the search in indexed items are taking place from older to newer messages. it would be ideal to provide newer messages appaear first in the search results

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  2. 5 votes
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  3. 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.) ;)

    3 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. Subfolder search bar in Outlook 2016

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

    5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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

    3 votes
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  10. Do not show search suggestions ( history ) in Search field of Outlook 2016

    I am using Outlook 2016. When I try to search my inbox for a message, once I click in the search box, Outlook "helpfully" gives me dropdown suggestions based on my last several inbox searches. This is completely unhelpful because very few people search same thing twice. Suggestion boxes are so obtrusive that I almost always click on one accidentally, which messes up the search I am actually trying to do. Please tell me that turning this off is an option! It's driving me crazy.

    28 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. In microsoft outlook while using Ctrl + Shift + F for finding e-mails, the columns that we require the previous column does not remain fixed

    In microsoft outlook while using Ctrl + Shift + F for finding e-mails, the columns that we require the previous column does not remain fixed.
    As a result, repeatedly we need to add columns which we prefer / require.

    1 vote
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  15. 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…

    10 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Fix your search in all mail boxes folder!!!! Viewing as conversations is not suitable at all!

    Bring back the ability to search in all mail boxes without having to show as conversations! This is very inconvenient for business owners!

    2 votes
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