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  1. Option of searching Email messages using Windows Search

    In previous additions of Outlook it was possible to type a keyword in the windows search box, and e-mails (not just files) would be displayed. This is no longer possible, you can now only search for e-mails from within Outlook. Please bring back the ability to search from the Windows search box. Ideally, provision of options like AND, OR, NOT and XOR or you could “find with all terms”, “Find with any term”, find without term, etc. would be beneficial including Boolean search functions. Also within the Search toolbar enable search capabilities so that we are able to toggle between…

    55 votes

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  2. Message Preview missing from search results

    When I type any text into the search box of my inbox, all Message Preview text disappears. Turning on Message Preview in the ribbon or changing the number of preview lines does nothing.

    I normally work with the preview pane turned off so I normally rely on Message Preview to help determine which is the correct message to open. With no Message Preview when searching, now I have to open each possible message. Slow!

    Please bring back the ability to show Message Preview in Search Results, at least if the Preview Pane is off!

    44 votes

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  3. Disable search indexing of certain folders within a mailbox

    Would like the ability to index only a subset of Outlook folders

    9 votes

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  4. Provide an ability to navigate recent searches easily

    A small arrow icon which will display my recent 10 searches will be of great help. A lot of times we search inbox with few keywords and mostly with numbers which are lengthy. Navigating through recent searches should make it easier to research and can save a lot of time.

    Adding a small arrow or a Recent Searches icon just next to Search field can be easy to spot and immediate use.

    2 votes

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  5. 5 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. In microsoft outlook while using Ctrl + Shift + F for finding e-mails, the columns that we require the previous column does not remain fixed

    In microsoft outlook while using Ctrl + Shift + F for finding e-mails, the columns that we require the previous column does not remain fixed.
    As a result, repeatedly we need to add columns which we prefer / require.

    1 vote

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  8. Fix your search in all mail boxes folder!!!! Viewing as conversations is not suitable at all!

    Bring back the ability to search in all mail boxes without having to show as conversations! This is very inconvenient for business owners!

    2 votes

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  9. Full indexing and apostrophe or quote search

    Full indexing search on outlook commands and outlook data in single search window
    Should have shortcut

    Also, when searching for a string containing either a smart or straight apostrophe or quote, return matches for both types.

    4 votes

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  10. Search results view in 8625.2127 is broken

    In Outlook for Windows build 8625.2127, the search results view is missing the sender. Instead of showing the sender, the results list shows nothing.

    2 votes

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  11. Provide a feature to add an internal subject matter to track emails with relevance not stated in subject line in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    For example, I am an accountant. Many of our clients are large families and we communicate with their financial advisor only. We receive email updates throughout the year related to multiple family members. The subject line the advisor chooses may be the family's last name but the subject matter within the email may be multiple things such as estimated taxes and changes to payments, letters from governmental agencies, new addresses, purchases and sales, etc. The problem I have is by the time we are ready to prepare a tax return in October we may have 15 emails out of 150…

    4 votes

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  12. Add the ability to filter out Drafts in Emails that was sent if they were combined in a single folder.

    a PSTfile can contain thousands of drafts and sent Email, especially in the purges, filtering them out manually can prove to be a tedious tas, so far I couldn't find a filter or a query that can filter out drafts or Emails that has not been actually sent apart from the actual search items.

    1 vote

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  13. Instant Search popup should contain a link to where to find more information

    I click the button for Instant Search. A popup shows up telling me that Windows Search service is not installed. It is not clear what it means to "see the Help included with your version of Microsoft Windows". The popup should be clearer, and/or a link should be in the popup for more information of how to set it up.

    5 votes

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  14. People search issue with Turkish characters in Outlook 2016

    In Turkish, instead of I-i character in English we have two different letters, İ-i, I-ı. And not like in English lowercase i does not correspond to uppercase I, both have their own uppercase and lowercase versions as you can see above.

    So lets say i have a name ismail, when i write it in uppercase its written as İsmail.

    During searching for people (or email etc) lets say there is a person called İsmail, of course his name is recorded into database as Ismail since we are in a international company. In a computer reigon is set as Turkey, When…

    2 votes

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  15. Provide an option of keeping the the selected email in view when we exit the search in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of keeping the the selected email in view when we exit the search in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    6 votes

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  16. search current mail box size

    The "search current mailbox" size in version 1812 is tiny. Allow resizing of the search box.

    0 votes

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