Please reinstate the quick refinements for "from:", "to:" and "contains:" to be added to keywords entered into the search box in Outlook for Mac 2016.
The new predictive algorithm and search suggestions don't work for me at all – sometimes I need to find emails "from X", sometimes I need the ones sent "to X" and sometimes I want emails that "contain X" where X is a person's name, a company, or a product.
The previous refinements made it fast to find emails and switch the filtering. The new way involves multiple clicks, or setting up saved searches – it's so much slower and less responsive to an immediate needs (i.e. rapidly finding an email while on a conference call, seeing if I sent an email to the same company In the past etc.).
Margot Young commented
I would never have applied this upgrade if I had know that it would ruin the search facility I rely on daily. I will advise my partner not to upgrade on the basis of this experience. I am unhappy that I cannot get it back. I may just switch to using my gmail account instead, if this is not fixed soon
Isabel Parry commented
Totally agree with Lee, this new function doesn't work well at all and the old search option was much, much easier.
james Kininmonth commented
Yes, the new search function is wholly inadequate. Especially as there comprehensive instructions how to use it available.
Ali Mathesin commented
Hello. I need old version with from, to, subject, date recieved in drop down menu. I can;t work properly withiout this function?