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Outlook Search Tips

The following tips are to help narrow search results in Outlook 2016. For additional tips, please see this list.

Type To Find This
bobby moore Items containing both bobby and moore, but not necessarily in that order.
bobby NOT moore Items containing bobby, but not moore.
bobby OR moore Items containing bobby, moore, or both.
from:"bobby moore" Items sent from bobby moore. Note the use of double quotes so that the search results match the exact phrase within the quotes.
from:"bobby moore" about:”status report” Items sent from bobby moore where status report appears in the subject line, body, and attachment contents. Note the use of double quotes so that the search results match the exact phrase within the quotes.
hasattachment:yes Items that have attachments. You can also use hasattachment:true to get the same results.
attachments:presentation.pptx Items that have attachments named presentation.pptx or if the attachment contains presentation.pptx within its contents.
subject:bobby moore Items with bobby in the subject line and with moore anywhere else in the document.
received:=1/1/2006 Items that arrived on 1/1/2006. Note the use of the "equals" comparison operator (=).
received:yesterday Items that arrived yesterday. Instant Search also recognizes the follow date values:

Relative dates: For example, today, tomorrow, yesterday

Multi-word relative dates: For example, this week, next month, last week, past month, coming year

Days: Sunday, Monday ... Saturday

Months: January, February ... December

from:bobby (received:1/7/05 OR received:1/8/05) Items from bobby that arrived on either 1/7/05 or 1/8/05. Note the use of parentheses to group the dates.
received:>=10/1/06 AND received:<=10/5/06 Items that arrived between 10/1/06 and 10/5/06.