Tame your computer - specify your search
In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to find email messages sent or received between certain dates (Microsoft Outlook)...
I hope you're using the improved search that was introduced in Outlook version 2007? I don’t mean simply typing in the Search box, but using the different buttons to refine your search. For example, use the From button and click on Has Attachments and This Week to find any message from a certain person that you received this week (as long as it contains one or more attachments).
You might have noticed that the This Week drop-down list is restricting you to search for Today, Yesterday, This Week, Last Week, This Month, This Year and Last Year. So what if you want to search for a specific period?
- Click in the Instant Search box in the top right hand corner or press CTRL + E.
- Type received:>=d/m AND <=d/m
For example, received:>=1/9 AND <=13/9 will find any emails that arrived between 1 and 13 September 2017.
If you did not find what you were looking for, click on the Try searching again in All Mail Items link at the bottom of the search results page.
Oh, and don’t forget that your 10 most recent searches are saved and can be found when clicking on the Recent Searches button on the Search Tools ribbon.
16 October 2017
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