The Find tool (and Advanced Find) searches across folders in a single Personal Folders file or in your Exchange Server mailbox. However, it cannot search subfolders in another user's mailbox or in a public folder.
You can get searchable subfolders in a public folder by adding one of the tools on this page which generally rely on index server technology.
Personal search tools are listed at Personal Tools
Exselo Desktop is a Business Productivity Search tool that helps users with their day-to-day informational and operational needs. Exselo recognizes the challenge to effectively understand and use the vast amount of information available. Exselo Desktop is a modern tool to help you find the information you have in Outlook and your computer to get your job done. Supports Office 2010 and higher, preferably the 32-bit versions.
Find ANY email in your mailbox in SECONDS with FewClix, a FREE search and productivity Add-In that is integrated inside the Outlook mailbox. FewClix has a simple, user-friendly interface and helps you narrow down your search results to locate the one message that you need, with just a couple of clicks. No more wading through hundreds of vague search results or building complex search queries to find what you need. This easy-to-use, ultra-fast inbox search is yours, for FREE!
Lookeen Desktop Search with an optional Outlook add-in enables Windows users to quickly and easily browse all data in documents, e-mails, attachments, contacts, appointments, tasks and notes. Relevant information is at the user's fingertips within a few seconds, and search results are always up to date with real-time indexing. Advanced search queries and filter options allow users to easily narrow down a search. View & edit documents, reply to or forward emails and more from within Lookeen. Supports Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and Office 365, and Windows Vista, 7,8, and 10.
MAPILab Search for Exchange is a solution for searching messages and other items in multiple mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010 and 2007 servers. The product is a tool for carrying out multi-mailbox searches, and provides greater functionality than the built-in features in Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007 servers. MAPILab Search for Exchange is designed to fulfill a range of tasks to automate the e-discovery process in your organization: internal investigations; human resources activity monitoring; legal discovery.
Indexes Outlook mail and files on your computer for fast searches. Sends back a daily search log that contains no personal information; you can opt out of detailed logging. Available in free and pro versions.
- To search for an e-mail address in Contacts in Outlook 2000