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Outlook Search Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Learn to narrow your search criteria for better searches in Outlook

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

From and To

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.
to:b­obby
Items that you sent to bobby when you are searching in the Sent Items folder.
cc:b­obby
Items in which the display name bobby moore is on the Cc line.

Flags and State

read­:no
Items that have not been read. You can also use read:false to get the same results.
hasf­lag­:true
Items that are flagged for follow up.
due:last week
Items that are flagged for follow up a due date.
cate­gor­y:red
Items that contain a category name that includes the word red. For example "Red catego­ry" or "­Red­o" or "­Red­und­ant."
 

Subject, Body and Date

subj­ect­:"bobby moore"
Items whose subject contains the phrase bobby moore.
abou­t:"s­tatus report­"
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.
receiv­ed:­=1/­1/2016
Items that arrived on 1/1/2016. 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
rece­ive­d:>­=10­/1/16 AND receiv­ed:­<=1­0/5­/16
Items that arrived between 10/1/16 and 10/5/16.
sent: yester­day
Items that you sent yesterday.
 

Attach­ments

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.
mess­age­siz­e:<10 KB
Items whose size is less than 10 kilobytes. Note the use of the "less than" comparison operator (<).
mess­age­siz­e:>5 MB
Items whose size is larger than 5 megabytes. Note the use of the "­greater than" comparison operator (>).