Searching for emails using multiple email tags

By: standss , Sep 26th, 2013

Many of our users now use Email Tags to organize their emails instead of folders. We had recently updated Email Tags with a new search screen that was much easier to use. It had removed some functionality that we thought that users did not need. We were wrong.

Several users wrote to use requesting that we bring back the ability to Search for emails that have been tagged with more than one keyword e.g. find all emails that have the tags “Quote” and “Product X”.

We are happy to announce that we have restored this functionality in Version 1.1.5017. You can download the latest version of Email Tags from our website.

Setting up Email Tags to use the Old Search Screen

You can use the settings screen to decide whether you wish to use the new style Search screen (which does not support searching by multiple tags) or the old style search screen (which supports searching by multiple tags).

The new style screen is selected by default. To change this:

  • Open Outlook
  • On the ribbon, click on the Standss Outlook Addins tab
  • In the EmailTags group, click More > Settings
  • Tick the checkbox for “Allow (old style) searching for multiple tags”
  • Click OK

Searching for emails with multiple tags

Click the Search button in the Email Tags group on the ribbon. The following Search screen will be displayed (provided you changed the settings screen)

tag and search email

  • Enter your Search terms in the Tags field (separate multiple tags with commas).
  • Click OK.

Let us know whether you prefer the old or new style search screen by leaving a comment on the blog.

More information on Email Tags

EmailTags for Outlook addin is a handy and reliable tool designed to make it easier to find emails in your Outlook Inbox. With EmailTags, you can quickly tag your emails with keywords like customer name, project name, etc and later find the emails easily by searching for one or more of this tags.

You can watch a short demo video or download a fully functional 30 day trial from our website now to see for yourself how fast and easy EmailTags really is.

Here is what one user (of the many) has to say about EmailTags:

“My InBox has never had so few emails in it because of EmailTags. It’s incredibly easy to tag emails and file them. Outlook is better organized now than it ever has been.” – Chuck Coleman

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