Use Instant Search to find messages and text

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Instant Search helps you find email fast. And Outlook immediately starts searching, even before you finish typing, and comes back with a list of all the email containing your search words, highlighted in yellow. Outlook searches all parts of an email message: the subject, message body, To and From lines; it even searches text inside attachments. Take this short course to learn more.

Inside this course:

Use Instant Search to find messages and text (3:49)
Use instant search to find email messages containing text that you specify, or that meet criteria such as sender, recipient, or time sent.

Narrow your search results (4:06)
If movie 1, "Use Instant Search to find messages and text", didn’t give you what you’re looking for, you can try some other methods to narrow your search.

Course summary
A brief reminder of the key points in this course.

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