There needs to be an option to delete/clear search history!
There is no way to delete/clear search history in Outlook.com!!!!!! This is crazy! This is a basic necessity!
Thank you for all of the great feedback, and for using outlook.com! I just wanted to let you know that everyone should be able to clear their search history now.
To do this follow these steps
1) Click the Gear/Cog in the top right hand corner
2) Click Full Settings at the bottom of the Quick Setting Pane
3) Select General in the left
4) Select Export
From here you can delete your search history, export it if you want a copy, or request an export of your mailbox.
Hope this helps!
thank you - deleting "manual" searches works fine, but I am still left with list of recent recipients, which in a way causes same issues, i.e. shows history.
Any way we could delete/reset it as well?
Xiao Yang commented
Hi, is there a way to delete the search history in the search box or completely disable this function? Thanks.
Old email addresses still appear as suggested emails in the drop down search field. These addresses can be really annoying especially when you have had no emails from them in for a long time and no longer have any emails from the particular email address. Currently there is no option to remove these
Lyubomir Parvanov commented
Add "X" buttons next to the individual items in the search dropdown so we can remove the search history.
i cant delete the search history in the droplist of the search box in the mail outlook why?
Make it possible to delete items shown after clicking on Search
Make it possible to delete search queries
Add an option to delete your search history. In the search bar, it just piles up and there is NO option to remove it. This has been suggested many times over the years. Look at this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/mail-email/how-to-delete-to-search-history-within-outlookcom/79ae5729-62ae-4f16-af98-73a48d53bd65
PLEASE ADD IT.
search box keeps freezing and I can't delete old search and search for something else as I have to reload page in order to do so. Not happy, have switched back an not on beta anymore.
I can't delete a search and type in a new search. I have to refresh the page
no option to clear search history
Deleting search history is impossible. I am asked if I want to add them as a contact. I have no idea who these people are. I have now deleted outlook on my iphone for this reason. I may delete my account on my laptop which is ridiculous.
Delete function doesn't work in search results.
When I search something and delete a mail from the results, the deleted mail disappears. So far so good. If I do the search again (with the same term, just hit enter) the previously deleted mail is back. I can also quit the search results and find the mail in the folder where it should be.
Search history Postings in the Mail and Contacts section are kept by the system. Disable ... or at least allow users to delete their history
Mass delete from search results doesn't delete all mails although the pop up says that it will
Iam Victor commented
I've been a fan of Outllook/Hotmail since ages just like everybody else but it has become TOO complicated. THE LESS IS BETTER. we don't need two folders within the inbox, we don't need too many panels, too many colors, too many of a lot stuff. it just looks like someone said "too messy". BUT what I'm writing for is about the Search box and now the move box with the BETA version.
I hate we can't clear the history box and now the move box has suggested names we can not change. Outlook/Hotmail IT HAS TOO MANY FLAWS.
My suggestion: If you want to make changes to the whole programs, on it's presentation and the way we con do things with it, IS FINE. But let us (the users) to have the options within the settings to choose if we want to turn on or off an option. let us choose if we want to clear the search box or if want a certain feature on or off.
Every single user has his or her own likes and dislikes when it comes to how we use this service and how we want to personalize it, let us do it because in this case one size does not fits all.
J T commented
I deleted old messages that were in a thread, and not the newest message which is what I was trying to do. Why would the whole thread be deleted?
You STILL CAN'T do a search on a word...and then delete ALL of the Search results that appear.
Old version had "x" in search box to clear selection
Please make it possible to delete messages after you've searched. It worked in beta version, but doesn't work in normal version. Or...tell me how to do it if that functionality already exists.