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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.).

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  • Margot Young commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, the new search function is wholly inadequate. Especially as there comprehensive instructions how to use it available.

  • Ali Mathesin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello. I need old version with from, to, subject, date recieved in drop down menu. I can;t work properly withiout this function?

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