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Microsoft 365 (Outlook) - How to do a Search

This article explains how to conduct a search in Outlook. These instructions are for Mail but the same rules apply to your Calendar, People, and Tasks.
Outlook Client
1. To start your search, click the Search box at the top of the Outlook window. You’ll immediately see Suggested Searches. These suggestions are based on your search and message history. 

Use the Search box at the top of the screen with the Simplified Ribbon
2. Outlook provides you with a number of built-in search filters. To use the built-in filters, click in the Search box. Based on your preference, you can use Advanced Search by clicking the filter button on the right side of the search box. Alternatively, the Outlook ribbon will change to show the Search tab and you use any of the options in the Refine group to refine your search results. 

Use Advanced Search in Outlook 

Outlook on the Web
1. The search bar is located above the inbox.

Search Bar

2. Once you click within the search field, you have the option of selecting the Filters option off to the right. Once you select it, it will bring up choices such as From, Subject, or Keywords which will allow you to define and narrow the search results. Once you enter that information, click Search. To get back to your inbox, click Inbox in your folder listings.

Filtered Search
For the most up to date information about how to do a search in Outlook, please reference the Microsoft help article at 

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Keywordsfind email lookup calendar people tasks task look up microsoft MS ms web app web application searching online searches Office   Doc ID50983
OwnerSophia E.GroupParkland College
Created2015-04-30 11:02:57Updated2024-02-02 18:21:40
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