Windows Search and Outlook emails

I am a big fan of Windows Search when it comes to Windows OS platform. My first and most favorite use case of windows search is finding emails quickly. I have inbox of over 15GB distributed across multiple achieves of .PST file (Microsoft Outlook). Of course, I am referring to searching emails (in Microsoft Outlook) from those 15GB+ emails.

Lets look at the example of how to find email from Mr. X and sent to Mr. Y and cc to Mr. Z with attachment and containing word “confidential” in its body or attachment.

In windows search box, it is enough to type in following query,

from:Mr. X toaddress:Mr. Y ccaddress:Mr. Z hasattachment:true confidential

That's it. Easy and effective.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey!
    When it comes to search in Outlook I'm a big fan of Lookeen. I can easily include any pst file or archive to be indexed. It finds almost everything fast form any point in Outlook. At work in our Exchange environment multiple users have access via the "Shared Index" feature...

    More on the website if you want

    Greetings Alex


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