Tag Archive for search folders

Tip 913: Count the Total Number of Messages Received Today

total message count

Several users wanted to know how to count the number of messages received within a period of time, usually Today.  Counting the messages by hand is not a good solution as there are too many emails to manually count, plus its too slow. There is a simple way to do this in Outlook: Search folders.…

Using Microsoft Outlook's Advanced Filters

Create a filter

Outlook's Filter dialog gives you powerful filtering options. Once you understand how to write good filters, you can use the same criteria in Advanced Find, Views, Automatic Formatting for Views, or Outlook's Search folders. Note that you can't import/export the filters, you need to recreate them to move them between the different uses. While you…

Tip 842: Natural language filters


Anyone who reads my tips and newsletters knows one of my favorite Outlook features is date shortcuts and natural language capabilities. Most date fields accept shortcuts or phrases (like a "week before Christmas") and converts to the proper date. Another of my favorite features is Filters (used with Advanced find, Search folders, Automatic formatting and…