Human-Friendly Power Searches in Outlook 2007/2010

By: standss , Nov 30th, 2010

Did you know that Outlook let’s you refine your searches using human friendly English words. The following examples will get you started…

If I want to find all emails that were sent by James Raman, I just need to type the following into the Search Box…
From: James Raman

Search in Outlook

If I want to find all emails with the word Rugby anywhere in the subject, I just have to type the following in the Search Box…
Subject: Rugby

If I want to find all emails with the word Rugby in the Subject that were sent by James Raman, I just have to type the following in the Search Box…
From: James Raman and Subject:Rugby

I can even refine this further to something like…
From: James Raman and Subject:Rugby and To:Sanjay

Other tags that you can use include BCC and CC.

This simple technique has greatly reduced the time it takes me to find emails. I hope you find it useful.

Do you have any other Search tricks that you find useful. Share it with other readers by leaving a comment on the blog.

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Fixing Search Problems in Outlook 2007/2010

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