How to Speed Up Searching Your Emails in Outlook

In: BlogDate: Oct 21, 2020By: Claire Lickman

How often do you struggle to find an email that you need in Outlook? In this short 2 minute video, Nicky explains how you can use the search tools in Outlook to speed up finding emails in your inbox. These handy tools search all folders, and allow you to enter in as much information as you remember about the message.

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How to Speed Up Searching Your Emails in Outlook


We have all had occasions when we need to find an important email in our Outlook inbox, but despite our best efforts, it takes ages to find it.

In this two-minute video, Nicky shows you some techniques in Outlook that you can use to improve your search results. These advanced search options allow you to search all folders at once. You can search specific items such as the To, From and CC fields, as well as the Subject line, text in the body of the email, and more. 

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Claire Lickman

Claire is Head of Marketing at Happy. She has worked at Happy since 2016, and is responsible for Happy's marketing strategy, website, social media and more. Claire first heard about Happy in 2012 when she attended a mix of IT and personal development courses. These courses were life-changing and she has been a fan of Happy ever since. She has a personal blog at

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