You may have accumulated huge amount of emails in Microsoft Outlook as you file, organise and keep correspondences over several years Outlook. Some of us are better organised than others, and if you have like me that lump most emails together in a single folder, it can be a nightmare to find specific email when you need it most.
The Advanced Find option in Outlook is what I use to help me wade through my clutter of email messages.
There are many options in the search criteria of the Advanced Find, but the search within a date range option is what I use when I have an idea of the date of an email and some keywords about the content.
The process is easy but involves several steps, the steps below is how to use the Advanced Find option in Outlook 2010. The steps may be similar with minor in other versions of Microsoft Outlook.
How to use the Advanced Find Search in Outlook
Outlook 2010 has been used for the steps below:
1) Type the keyword – that is what you want to search for in the Search Inbox located at the top of your Outlook as shown below
2) Click the drop down arrow in the Search Tools icon located above the Search box
3) Click on Advanced Find
4) Click on Advanced in the Advanced Find window
5) In Define more criteria field, use the Field drop down arrow to select Date/Time field, then Received
6) In the Condition field, use the drop down arrow to select between.
7) In the Value field, add your date range in the format e.g 20/01/15 and 20/05/15. Format in this example is DD/MM/YY. Use MM/DD/YY if that is your system date format.
8) Click the Add to List button
9) Click the Browse button at the top right to put a check mark on all the folders you want to search, then click on Find Now
Your search results will now be displayed in the lower section of the Advanced Find window. I hope you find this search option useful in your daily search for emails in Outlook.