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  1. 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!

    14 votes
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  2. Allow deletion of emails from search results

    It would be mighty useful to be able to delete emails from search results. I was able to do this is older versions. Also there is currently no way to select all emails from a search result on the portal. If you have hundreds of emails to delete it cannot be done via the portal. Please add a select all function to the email search results. Thanks

    30 votes
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  3. Subfolder search bar in Outlook 2016

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

    5 votes
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  4. Provide a feature or ability to delete email search history that is saved for what we searched our emails for in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature or ability to delete email search history that is saved for what we searched our emails for in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as when we click on search bar, it shows everything we have searched for in the past rather provide an an option to delete that search bar history specifically, without having to delete all of search histories from my computer.

    69 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Mentions search folder

    Mentions was a cool addition, but the feature seems incomplete if I can't create a search folder for all mentions, the same I can setup follow up and unread folders.

    42 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Expanded Find Pane

    There should be an Expanded Find Pain (like the old More) to allow searching on any field(s) especially user fields.

    28 votes
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  9. Please add an option to have Outlook search emails stored on the computer rather than searching the server first in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please add an option to have Outlook search emails stored on the computer rather than searching the server first in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    92 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Provide an option to search either Focused or Other Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option search either Focused or Other Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016. With the prior use of moving messages to the clutter folder searching the inbox was not a problem.

    31 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    13 votes
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  17. Fix Searching Outlook 2016

    More than 90% of the time search will not find the mail while the Search text is word for word in the mail. Even worst is the fact that it finds mail that does not contains any words of the search box. Search also exclude additional mail boxes in my case the most
    important ones.

    340 votes
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  18. Provide a feature to enable "Search Folders" for labelled tasks and calendar events in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to enable "Search Folders" for labelled tasks and calendar events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 according to work projects. It will also lead to avoiding use of search function for emails that have the same "Category" label and if search folder would be available for tasks (an even calendar events) as well.

    27 votes
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  19. Remove 1000 search results issue

    Like the title says, Outlook does not allow me to see past 1,000 search results from my inbox. When we have emails that we would like to see from a long time ago without having to go on a "mining expedition" throughout the inbox to find them.

    Not even the "SearchResultsCap" registry edit fixes this issue. Please Microsoft, fix this!

    13 votes
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  20. Add a search option for items that are expired

    Please consider adding an option to search for items that are marked as expired from a retention policy under the "+ More" search options. The option to search for items that are expiring in a time period are helpful, but I believe it would add even more value to the search to be able to pull up expired items.

    Thanks!

    9 votes
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