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  1. Search feature

    The current search feature, where it is located, at the top of the screen is terribly inconvenient and un-natural. I suggest to go back to where it was.

    70 votes
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  2. 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.

    12 votes
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  3. Allow user to disable "Top Results"

    Currently search of email includes "top results" at the top of the search list even when the list is sorted by date. This is a terrible feature in a business setting where it is important to reply to the most recent email in a thread.

    The option "Show most relevant search results on top" should disable this feature, but does not.

    49 votes
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  4. Enhanced Search

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

    3 votes
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  5. 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…

    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.

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    16 votes
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  8. 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.

    3 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Folders

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

    1 vote
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  11. 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.

    2 votes
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  12. Do search in folder and subfolders, when Shared Mailbox is Cached.

    1: Make it possible to search Folders and Subfolders in a Shared Cached Mailbox.
    2: Make it possible to search the whole Cache, and have result showing
    Found in: Shared Mailbox1\Path\Item
    Found in: Shared Mailbox2\Path\Item
    etc

    22 votes
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  13. Find duplicate messages

    Find duplicate messages

    18 votes
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  14. Default to Partial Word Search

    Users should be able to search partial words in Outlook quickly without having to type extra characters to do so. In previous versions of Outlook a user could click one of the Refine options - "From", "Subject", et al - and the search operator would appear in the search box with parentheses inside which the user could type a partial search term and receive results for anything including that partial term. In 365 however, when a user clicks a Refine option, the search operator appears with quotes instead of parentheses. This causes partial search terms to return incomplete results or,…

    19 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

    7 votes
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  17. Search results including the PDF files

    Search results normally not showing the PDF , that may contain the search result. Please add that feature too.

    7 votes
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  18. Search Folders limitation

    "Search folder" limits to searching emails stored in the local cache (OST). Wish the mails search can apply to all emails inside the mailbox (both online and offline), including the online archive mailbox as well.

    12 votes
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  19. Please activate advanced search (CTRL+SHIFT+F) again.

    Please activate advanced search (CTRL+SHIFT+F) again.

    21 votes
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  20. Fix bug that has blown out the search function in Outlook

    After a recent update, I can no longer do a search in Outlook for recent emails. Microsoft support tried fixing but they are unable to fix this. Please fix this error as without being able to do a search, I am not able to handle my business emails. Extremely frustrating and apparently I am not the only one having this problem. first time in my computer history that I am considering moving to a MAC. This is really unacceptable.

    21 votes
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