limit the search to a specific folder
There seems to be no way to limit the search to a specific folder, ie. you archive or inbox.
I often have to search for historic email trails that have been archived or filed in different folders/subfolders and I may not know where they have been filed. When I search for emails, it does not search in the subfolders, only the top layer folder that I have selected.
Eg. The emails may be filed in Client --> Queries or Client --> Escalations, but when I select to search in the Client folder, the emails from the Subfolders of Queries and Escalations do not show up.
SOLUTION to search only inbox:
Settings → View All Outlook Settings → General → Search
→ Section: Search Results → Turn off checkbox: Include all folders while searching in Inbox
Most of the time I want email from my inbox only. However there is no default setting for filter or shortcut in Advanced Query Search that limit search result from Inbox only.
As a result I have to click multiple times for every search I run in order to filter email from inbox.
Torrens, Mary commented
Better identification of folders
We need to be able to search in our sent folder specifically and have it included when searching. This is an extremely important resource for someone sending quotes and important emails I need to be able to easily find and find fast. Please advise an estimated date for when this will be fixed. Thanks!
Everytime I want to search a specific folder, I have to switch back to the old version. Obviously, from the volume of comments about a variety of features, the new version is far from complete. It's disappointing that Microsoft would release a new version in which so much functionality was lost.
I want to be able to look only in or search all messages or from one folder only.
Kurtis Peters commented
Must have option to search for mail with attachments.
Also - need ability to search specific folders and specific fields (i.e. Sent to or received from)
Andrew Teye commented
I wanna be able to search within a specific folder (i.e. inbox, sent, clutter, etc) instead of in general. It is very convenient to be able to do that so you can find specific emails quicker--the older version allowed users to do that.