Archive | February, 2013

Outlook Search Shortcuts

Listed below are some popular search shortcuts/search keywords to help with narrowing your search results within Outlook:

Keyword Description
NOT If you want to exclude certain search results, you can use the NOT operator.
[ ] If you want to find an item for which a certain value is not set, you can use the square bracket characters;
(http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 102 or
http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 103 or
http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 104) 
This will filter the view on items that have been replied to or
forwarded. The 102 means replied, 103 means reply to all and 104
means forwarded.
NOT (http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 102 or
http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 103 or
http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/proptag/0x10810003 = 104)
Messages that have not been replied or forwarded. Source: http://www.office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/index.php/m/170196/

Search Examples

Example Search Query Used For
NOT (from:.edu) Find all emails not from a .edu address
NOT category:[] Find all emails that have a category assigned to it
Has attachment Find all emails with attachments