Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Find an email message

NOTE: This document applies to Outlook 2016 for Mac, released in late 2015. For information about how to complete this task using the previous version of Outlook available for Mac, see: Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Find an e-mail message
This document will provide instructions on how to use the search function within Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Finding an E-mail

Using the quick search to search current folder

  1. Locate the quick search bar in the upper right of Outlook
  2. search bar

  3. Type the word you wish to use to search by then select the category from the drop down
  4. search options

  5. Your results will appear based off what you searched for.
  6. Click the x in the search bar to clear your search.

Using the full search options

If you want to refine your search even more, you have the option of changing search criteria.

  • To do so, click the search bar in the upper right. You will see another option called "Search" added to your tools.

    search tool

    From here you can:

    • Select Subfolders , All Mailboxes, or All Outlook Items to specify where you want the search to look.
    • Search for Attachments, Subjects, who you received the e-mail from or who you sent it to along with when it was sent or received.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-11-25 16:31 CDTUpdated:2015-11-10 09:04 CDT
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