How do I search for a specific email in Outlook?

Search email
  1. Select the search bar, located above the Outlook ribbon.
  2. Type a name, subject, or phrase which is included in the email message that you want to find. You can use quotation marks around a phase to search on words in that exact order.

Why can’t I search for an email in Outlook?

Outlook search not working may be caused by an outdated program, an indexing error, of some other problem. Updating or tweaking index locations and features may fix it when Outlook search isn’t working. Outlook also has a built-in repair tool that might help solve the issue.

What is the fastest way to search emails in Outlook?

Find an Outlook item
  1. In the Navigation Pane, click the folder that you want to search.
  2. In the Instant Search box, type your search text. …
  3. To widen your search to include all folders, at the end of the search results, click Try searching again.

Where is Instant Search in Outlook?

Instant Search can help you quickly find items in Microsoft Office Outlook.

You can find the Instant Search like this:
  1. Click on the Menus tab;
  2. Click Tools menu;
  3. Select Search from the drop-down menu;
  4. At the top of the submenu is Instant Search.

How do I add a search box to Outlook?

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  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Go to Options.
  4. Click Add-ins.
  5. Click on Go at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Put a check mark for ‘windows search email indexer’ if not checked.

How do you search emails?

Let’s start!
  1. Use an Email Lookup Tool. One of the easiest ways to find an email address is to use an email lookup service. …
  2. Use “” on DuckDuckGo. …
  3. Use Twitter. …
  4. Subscribe to Your Prospects Email List. …
  5. Ask via Generic Email Address or Contact Form.