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Tip 896: Searching with the OR operator (and other search syntax)

In Outlook 2003 (and earlier), using the “Find” command its possible to search on multiple items such as “Johnson, Smith, Jones” and the comma acts as the OR condition. While the comma doesn’t work with Instant Search, you can do OR (or AND and NOT) searches in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 (and Windows 7) by typing the operators in all capitals: contactlastname:(Johnson OR Smith OR Jones) will find Bob Johnson, Jim Smith, and Mark Jones as well as Mary Smith Jones. contactlastname:(Smith AND Jones) will find only Mary Smith Jones. contactlastname:(Jones NOT Smith) will find Mark Jones but not Mary Smith Jones. More Search tips: If you are in Windows and need to find an Outlook item, you don’t need to go into Outlook. You can search for (only) Outlook items from the Start menu or Windows Explorer by restricting the search to Outlook message stores using store:mapi To limit the search to a specific Outlook item type, use kind:email, kind:tasks, kind:notes, kind:journal, kind:meetings, or kind:contacts In most cases, you can type the Outlook field name (leave out the space in 2 word field names): from:mark firstname:mary To search between two dates use the following formats with any date [...]

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