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.
In Outlook for Windows, allow searching via text box when moving emails to a new folder - just like with Outlook for Mac. Currently, there is no text box entry and trying to type the folder name will only track one or two keystrokes.
If user has a large volume of folders, it's time consuming to manually drop items into the folder when a simple search feature should be available.
Gurre Lotte commented
Search box in folders pane to search/focus/filter a folder by its name so that we don't have to scroll/explore into tons of folders/sub-folders to access it.
Yep. Drives me bats that it's in the Mac version but not Windows.
HJ Oh commented
I use outlook for company work and use 'Move to' function a lot so 10 'Move to' destinations are too less for me. Is there any method to customize 'Move to' destinations from 10 to above(Maybe 20 is enough for me)
Anthony Birch commented
I find it somewhat hard to believe that this functionality is standard on a Mac. So useful, yet on a PC you have to find folders manually. Please can this be introduced in an upcoming update.
maybe we already have it, but is there a search function for email folders? I have many personal email folders created under my inbox, and I have difficulties in locate a folder precisely.
similar question with IE favorite URLs. thank you.
Mark Pritchard commented
Basically, implement the search capabilities from OWA into the desktop client when moving mail messages.
I have wanted this feature for years. It astounds me that the MAC version has had it for years as well.
This really should be in Windows version by yesterday. Honestly, it is available in Web, iOS, Mac. It's like a joke that "such a simple feature" did not make it's way to Windows yet.
That's a great idea ! That would be very useful.
Drew Wolos commented
This feature exists in the web version of outlook, but when you select the "move" option to move an email to a different folder, there should be an automatically selected cursor to type in the name of an existing folder instead of having to browse through a folder structure.
Jeff Bloomer commented
You already have this feature available in Office 365 online, yet you can't seem to migrate it to the client version. WHY NOT?!?
I've purposely logged into Office 365 just to use this feature, but it's pain to do this all the time. Could you PLEASE simply just make this a feature within the client version. I was just updated to version 16.0.11929.20436 today, and I don't think I'm so far behind I'm not taking advantage of all the features of your software.
From what I'm seeing in other requests, it looks like people are saying similar things, but just don't know quite how to say it. I'm trying to say it the best way I know how. In fact, if you're not sure what I'm saying, send me an email and I'll send you a screenshot. This has affected my productivity for far too long, and it's gotten to the point I'm now telling you you need to do this ASAP.
Thanks in advance!
This is unbelievable that you can't click Move and then start typing a folder name and choose the folder. We just moved from Gmail for business and this is one feature miss that is driving me insane. I put everything in folders and clicking through to get to them is maddening. Please tell me this a roadmap item?!?!?
I use Outlook for Web to easily sort my mail into project folders. The Web version allows you to search for folders with a search field (easy). The Windows version requires that you find the folder in a list (cumbersome).
I can often remember a folder name, but it may be a sub folder so difficult to find
Currently there are only 10 folders appears when you want to move an item from your inbox to a PST folder. Please provide an option to increase this to more, say 20 or 50 so that user can file items quickly instead of going through more steps to file an item in the appropriate folder.
Mail > Home Tab > Move (to folder)
currently one can choose from a selection of some of the last folders and a tedious selection via "other folder" (especially when you have quite some nested folders).
another - and IMHO faster - option would be a search field to search the folder by its name
Search field in folders window - when there are a lot of folders with e.g. companies names it takes too long to find the right one, there should be search window above them to facilitate finding.
The space between folders should be smaller.
Ali Ebrahim commented
On the online portal AND in the MAC Version of Outlook there is the ability when you file an email to type the folder name, why is this not available in the Windows version?
Arkadiy Shapiro commented
Sorry i did not read all comments on thread but does not Outlook for MAC has this function? Whats bizarre is that out of so many limitations of outlook for MAC as compared to outlook for windows, this is one item that does not exist in Outlook for windows...