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Windows 7: Outlook Genious? How to setup pre-defined search across multi-inboxes?


08 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Outlook Genious? How to setup pre-defined search across multi-inboxes?

I have more than one email account, more than several, quite a few actually. And often I need to find a person or subject across all of these folders (multiple inbox foldersand multiple sent folders) at the same time.

Now, I can "instant search" across all mail folders, but I would like a folder or button to click for each of the many searches that I need to perform. It SEEMS that I can only have search folders WITHIN a mail folder. I need to search across them all.

Examples:

Show me all the email messages in my converstations with my buddy James across all email accounts. (FYI No, my buddy James does not email to me at just a single account.)
Show me all the Agile community messages from LinkedIn, my blog subscriptions, etc.
Show me all messages with "properties to consider" in the subject across all accounts.
Show me all messages with ["Statement now available" or "Your VISA account" or "payment is due"] in the subject across all accounts.
Show me all messages with attachments across all email accounts.


While I can dynamically (manually) construct a search for these things each time,
I would really appreciate a single-click solution.

I currently use Outlook 2007 but I would upgrade to 2010 if neccessary.

Thanks for helping.

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08 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Soho,

Im not sure if its the same in 2007, but in Outlook 2010 when clicking the the Search Tools icon (circled below) there is an option to nominate which accounts to include in the search. In my case, I have two email accounts, and both are ticked, so I think thats the default setting in Outlook 2010.

Regards,
Golden


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08 Apr 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Ah, you are inspiring me to upgrade!
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08 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Finally managed to capture the menu's. This is how it looks when you click the Search Options as shown in my first reply (obviosuly I blanked out my 2 email addresses).

Regards,
Golden


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08 Apr 2011   #5

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

That looks like it will work for me. I hope it can take a dozen or more accounts. Tonight I will backup and prepare to upgrade! Thanks!
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08 Apr 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

No worries.
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