Add search field for folders when moving items to another folder
In Outlook 2016: I have many new incoming mails every day from different people with different topics. All mails of one topic should be placed in one specific folder but not in "Incoming". So I have a huge number of subfolders in my post office box. Actually, I pick one or more mail(s) from "Incoming" an place them e.g. in the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge". Because of the huge numer of folgers and subfolder, I need some time to find the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge". So I thought about to use the function "Element verschieben" ("Move element" or something like that). But there I have the same problem. I need too much time to find the destination folder.
My idea of improvement:
A search field integrated in "Move" to find the destination folder by typing the first letters of the destination folder, e.g. I type "Verb" and the intelligent serch lists me the results "Verbesserungsvorschläge" and "Verbesserungswesen". Than, I can select my favorite destination folder an press OK. The mail from the "Incoming folder" has moved to the folder "Verbesserungsvorschläge" and I saved much time without manual searching by eyes.
Also, when moving between folders, especially mail folders, make the default cursor location the search box, so I can start typing my search immediately.
Maggie Martinez commented
on my tablet I have much more functionality in moving an email to the correct folder... the magnifying glass option comes up and its easier to move the email. On my desktop/laptop I have to scroll through my files on the left to drag and drop. Please give me the search option on my computer!!
Josh Duncan commented
Add option to search for destination folder when filing emails (the mobile app has this functionality)
Mark Kordelski commented
The inbox Move functionality in the office desktop app is very inflexible. The "Other Folder" dialog cannot be resized, doesn't provide easy access to favorites, and provides no type-ahead or predictive text functionality. The only flexibility it provides is that it keeps the last 10 folders in the drop-down history which often isn't enough. The Move message functionality in Outlook.com provides all the functionality needed. If it could somehow be replicated to the Outlook desktop client, that would be perfect.
Just needs to copy the functionality in the current web version!
Move the emails into a folder by choosing the folder with the option "search" the folder and not by a drop down list. This feature already exists in Outlook iOS app.
Move Conversation - Search "Field"
Please make the drop-down window for Moving eMails to folders longer than 9 most-recent folders... Everyday i post eMails to at least 25 different folders and it is very time consuming to constantly go back to folders i used in the morning (as others respond in the afternoon)
Ashley McIntyre commented
We need to be able to search folder names! Please add a search bar and/or highlight folders with related keywords when you open an email.
When you have various folders on your inbox and you want to move some email from your inbox to one of these folders, not look for the folder manuallyin your structure of folders, it can be perfect if it exist a little search engine that you can search automatically the name of the folder listing the folders that have the words or letters you put on the search motor, and not to look for it on the structure.
Idea was shared in January 2016, what's taking you so long?
Ease the organization of emails accordingly with designated folders by the user
It would be nice to have a search bar in the move tab to search for folders. With massive amounts of folders, it is hard to find the location of the folder. This feature is already in Outlook for IOS
Mario Corino commented
i do have a lot of folder for categorizing my emails and now, when i want move a mail to a folder, i do not have the possiblity to search for it in the 'selct folder' window ?!? This makes the job much slower.
Mustafa Kilicaslan commented
"Move" drop down list must be smarter just like iPhone email app move feature. Outlook should intelligently determine which folder. that specific mail needs to move. Even iPhone email app does a much better job!!!
Outlook 2016 should have a box used when moving mail items to folders like the one existing in OWA. I use OWA when it comes to move mail items to folders since the first three letters are already enough to splot the correct folder. Ten (10) suggestions in Move button in Ribbon are not enough.
Michael Becke commented
This topic was posted nearly 4 years ago. How is it not implemented yet!? It makes quickly sorting your emails so much faster on a MAC.
For the Desktop version, it would be nice to have the option to search for a folder by typing its name rather than having to use the Other Folder and then scroll option. It can turn out to be very time consuming, and the simple search for a folder by a word that it includes would be much more efficient.
The Web view already has this option and I found it immensely useful compared to having to scroll through my folders to find the specific one I'm thinking of.
Richard Pickles commented
I can do this when moving emails using outlook on MAC but not on windows - need to get this feature added
We absolutely need global search in Outlook desktop, it must search inside EVERY mailbox and inside EVERY subfolder both for personal mailboxes AND shared mailboxes!
I made a workaround to do this.
Creating a quick step and adding a shortcut "Shift-Ctrl-3"
Then I select "move to folder" with the option "ask for folder"
(If needed let mark the message as read.)
Now the difficult part!
The stupid office cant see sub folders if they aren't unfolded.
So the first Time (only) a day, when starting this quick step - I have to select the Inbox and press the "*" key twice to open all subfolder ( works on the left side the same way).
Now I'm starting to type the first characters of the subfolder and the selector jumps to these folders. (By the way this is a general list functionality in most applications)
Finally hit return.
Move emails to Folder using a shortcut to search Folders. In the same way that Outlook client for MAC works, when you want to move an email to a folder, using a shortcut you could search the folder into a search box.