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May 11, 2020 | Tips & Tricks, How to

In Outlook on Windows you can quickly find any email by pressing Ctrl + E on your keyboard (or click in the search box above your email list).

Search by keyword or name, or you will notice that the ‘ribbon’ changes to help you filter your search:

Most of the options are self-explanatory, and clicking on one will add a ‘modifier’ into the search box. You can also type these in directly. Our favourites:

  • from:name only show emails from certain people or organisations, e.g. from:ejc would show all emails from EJC, but from:adrian@ejc would only show emails from Adrian. Use the name/domain name.
  • to:name as above, except it lets you find emails which have been sent, rather than received
  • hasattachment:yes (or ‘no’!) – if you know the email had an attachment you can filter it using this
  • subject:”keywords” – if you can remember a specific word was in the subject, rather than the body of the email

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