Problems with "search" tool
I had problems finding emails that I used to find faster and easily.I like the improvement of see an email and the whole message list simultaneosly.
Eduardo bustamante commented
before i have the option, in the right bottom, of file search window. in there i can see all the files sent and received, no e-mails, just files. and it was really a game changer, no other email provider had a system like that. it was useful, even if you don't remember the name of the file or the recipient you can search it. all the files where in there. now you need to use the search bar, where you need to be more specific about the file you are search (before you can even search by file type)
Searching 5000 emails is the worst system I've ever seen. I can't write a date so I need to navigate manually to 2002 by clicking like a mad man. After entering 2 dates, the filter does not even filter anything. Can't even delete all messages from facebook without having to find by myself all the different sender emails facebook is using. The search for "Facebook" is so bad it shows me emails without the word facebook anywhere in it. This is frustrating, extremely badly made, and a shame for a company such as Microsoft.
Search doesn't work anymore since the new version. Ridiculoes that you can't solve this.
Philip Mulholland commented
You have destroyed Hotmail.
Every time I do a search it only works once. To do another search it is necessary to log out and log back in again. Your IT team have destroyed my email account.
guys, am sorry but search sucks both in beta and old design.
Scenario - i was trying to get CV of a friend. He had sent it to me 2 months back and i had replied recommending some changes.
Now i want to once again review his CV which was attached.
When i search by his name, i get the thread.. with back and forth. how do i get to the attachment of a specific email in the thread.
Please for gods sake , make it simple for a user.. and not make a user pull their hair.
Michael Thomas commented
Search bar above Favorites, with option to search folder names only.
Often when trying to file an e-mail, I can't find the folder I would like to place the file.
Others have noted something similar by showing the file path, so you can see where in the archive .pst file the folder resides.
in previous version i could search any thing in my email inbox but in this version i am so disappointed that i cannot search my required items. like when i write any thin in search bar in hotmail, a yellow triangle appears and a notice appears with this as 'your request cannot be completed right now, ?? please solve this problem
In my opinion, Outlook is the best email. But the problem is still the SEARCH.
Why don't you set some filters to let us find exactly what we search?
FIlters like Date, From, To, Words in the title. It seems to be simple, but you insist in this error.
A problem that I found on comparison is that the search function fails to find a subject that the older version doesn't fail to find. I searched for an attached document.