How To Run an Advanced Search in Outlook Web

If you need to search for emails, Outlook is pretty good, but it has its limits. Not least of all, it only goes back so far. When you search in Outlook desktop it’s looking through the emails that it has downloaded and cached on your computer, which is usually no more than 2 years worth, maybe less. If you need to search further back, you’ll need to get into the webmail version, which will display all results from your mailbox.

Go to Microsoft 365 mail on the web (you can use to get there directly).

At the top of the page is the search bar. Type in your terms, and you’ll see the results (with a nice new preview of recent items as well).

If you want to get granular, click on the 3 lines on the far right of the search bar, and you’ll be able to fine-tune your results to include the subject, keywords, the date range, and if the messages you want have attachments.

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