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Improve the search function.

Improve the search function so you can filter the search by words/content and by who sent it.

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  • Fred commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Your "Top results" method of finding stuff is negatively useful in many circumstances, where chronology, or receiver, or sender, or something else is more important.

  • Steph Barnes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search appears to pick and choose results- I've lost quite a few emails which I had definitely sent/recieved. Manual searching is taking far too long and should not be a thing!

  • John Hennigar-Shuh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sometime when I'm searching for an email that I sent to someone, unless I click on Sent first, all my emails doen't come up.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    at email, when i type in "live demo" at search bar it will return emails containing "live" or "demo" separately -- this is not what i want!!! adding double quotes won't help, fix it!

  • Brandy Huber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The search feature on both the old and new version is probably my biggest compliant. It doesn't work well and is not user friendly compared to the desktop version of Outlook.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    MADE SOMETHING THAT WORK SO VERY EASY AND MADE IT VARY
    HARD TO USE , I LOST ALL MY INFORMATION AND LIST I HAD . NOW
    I HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, UNTIL YOU DRIVE USE TO
    SOMETHING ELSE VERY HARD TO USE. I DON"T USE EMIAL A LOT
    BUT I USE IT AS LOT LESS WITH THIS FORMAT. THIS THERE A WAY
    TO PICK AND CHOICE THE THING WE WANT THIS EMAIL TO
    SO MANY THING I DON 'T WANT TO DO IT DOES AND THE SIMPLE
    THING ARE SO DAM HARD TO

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please improve the search function. It is impossible to find what I'm looking for - I get way too many irrelevant results.

  • Jon Salternate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search field was moved to the top of the page, now within the header graphic of the page. I suppose it depends on your header graphic how easily it will be seen now. Moving things is a time honored specialty of those "updating" software. Specialists I tell you.

  • BPH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search function only showed most relevant searches, and did not provide the opportunity to search more than the first 3 emails... Would have liked to see more than those three emails in the search

  • sairam dhal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I attempt to search for an email by subject, Outlook would show an error message that said something like "Nothing available" but when I searched by email address I was able to locate the desired email.

    Also I could not tell which emails had been check and which hadn't. I struggled to figure out how to download attached docs initially.

  • NoName commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Usig a Mac and Firefox, could not even locate the search fuctionality? Even worse than the prior version which I thought was seriously lacking :(

  • SSmith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search feature is ineffective. Need to be able to search for an email address and a word like in the older version.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not sure if it has been mentioned in the comments... when you search for an email address that you've sent a message to, but haven't received a message from, the thread does not show in the results.

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