More Outlook Search Tips – Recent Searches

Continuing our look at Outlook’s Search feature, I often find myself adding criteria to the search box to whittle down the number of emails the search locates.  I find the email I want and move on.  Then a while later I want to find the same email again.

Outlook keeps track of the last 10 searches you did.  So in a case like this, rather than recreating the search criteria, use the Recent Searches option:

  1. Click in the search box (or Ctrl+E)
  2. Click on the Recent Searches button
  3. Choose the search you want

Outlook applies the criteria in the search you selected.  Recent searches are newest at the top, oldest at the bottom.