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  1. 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"

    3 votes
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  2. Readd Folder Name after Search Box Location Changed

    After the search update (when the search went to the line above the ribbon) the folder name for the folder / mailbox that is selected is gone. Please readd this option as now there is no way to quickly know in what folder/mailbox I'm at the moment... and when you're using multiple mailboxes this option is/was a life saver

    3 votes
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  3. Can we please be able to paste into the new outlook search function

    Can we please be able to paste into the new outlook search function

    104 votes
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  4. Collapse search bar by default like other Office apps

    Like the other Office apps Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, they have an option where you can collapse the search bar on the window by default. Apparently Outlook doesn't.

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 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.

    2 votes
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  7. 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…

    8 votes
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. Folders

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

    1 vote
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  10. Enhanced Search

    Enhanced email search - search multiple criteria (similar to Gmail) Sender, recipient, date, folder, keyword, subject, etc including Wildcard search.

    11 votes
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  11. 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.

    19 votes
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  12. Universal Search for Teams and Outlook

    It would be great to have a universal search box that allowed me to find all of my communication with an individual. A search box that could link me to both Microsoft Teams and Outlook results would be valuable.

    7 votes
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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    4 votes
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  15. 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)

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    20 votes
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  17. Allow users to search Outlook item Type when searching in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently we can only Sort by Type. It would be beneficial to be able to search on type with a query such as; "type:meeting request" or "type:meeting automatic reply"

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  18. opan a new outlook account

    open a new outlook account

    2 votes
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  19. search for unanswered emails

    I would like a new filter which allows me to search for unanswered emails. It happends from time to time that I'm not recieving any answer on my emalis and I would like to track these each month.

    9 votes
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  20. Add search function Execute from right click

    検索機能の追加 右クリックからの実行

    Add search function Execute from right click

    検索機能の追加 〇〇さんから来たメールの抽出を、○○さん上で右クリック→抽出 という方法にしてください。件名も同様。From;”“などで出来る ようですが、頻繁に使用する必要があるため非常に煩わしいのです。画面が検索結果に切り替わってしまう事も含めてです。 「抽出」の別Windowが立ち上がれば更に良いです。

    Add search function Please extract the mail from Mr. ○ ○, right click on ○ ○ and extract it. The subject is similar. It seems that it can be done with From ;, “etc, but it is very annoying as it is necessary to use it frequently. It also includes switching the screen to search results. It is even better if another Window of “Extraction” stands up.

    1 vote
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