Outlook Search Quirks

Outlook Search Quirks


Some customers of mine have great troubles with Outlook and search results consistency between standard search and advanced search. I made some tests, here are the results :

Outlook Search :

Outlook Search - Search


  • Only 250 results
  • Search in cached and non-cached e-mails
  • More efficient if you know the syntax

Outlook Advanced Search :

Outlook Search - Advanced Search

Advanced Search

  • Search only in cached e-mails
  • Allow more complexes filters

Each method has hos pros and cons, you need to use the one that fit your search needs.

Note : Those tests were realized with Outlook 2016 and an Office 365 mailbox, results may differ with different versions/mailbox type.

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