moderated Re: email clients

James Bentley

Hi all,


I’m getting along with the search features in Outlook a lot better now.  It feels good to be able to find things once again.  It does look like using the advance search feature will take more practice to memorize the various steps...A lot of options there.


Several different listers got involved withgiving me advice on this one.  Man,I sure have needed it for a long time.


I thank all of you.


James B 


From: <> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 2:57 AM
Subject: Re: email clients


Here's more on the search to top it up.

  If you did look at the advance search as we spoken, you can find a few things.

1. There's a search area which you tab once you hit ctrl - shift -f and tell where the search to find, default is subject field only, there's a few more like, subject field and message body and last is frequently used text field.

The above is what most or at least half of the users will use most of the time

2. You can even bring down more specific search, like  From, Send to, , time. I am yet to talk about more option which can select things like important, flag etc.

Trust me, if you can't remember the first choice I mentioned above, then the more option will not be much use. Play with it and you will get the driff of all the search function we all mention on this list.

Thomas N. Chan



On Mon, 12 Apr 2021 at 13:53, Thomas N. Chan via <> wrote:

Once you hit ctrl - shift - f for advance search, make sure you browse to the right place to search. 

You would hit alt - b and browser to the right place and hit space bar to check.

If you don't know where they are, find the your pst or  outlook data file. Make sure you select the parent all the way at the top.

tab again and select sub folder or something like that

It will now select all your folders within the outlook data file.

hit enter or tab to ok

Thats where you can now search for all folders for that particular email or items you are after.

Follow the previous email list member instruction and search for the item.

To browse on the result if or if you have not, hit f6

That will bring your focus  to it.


I know its a lot of to remember but once you do it often or do it a fewtimes, you know how to do it.

I have been using Outlook for  a long long time.



Thomas N. Chan



On Mon, 12 Apr 2021 at 10:28, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:

Thank you Sieghard and debby,


The Control with E is working for me.


I still do not know what I was doing wrong with the advance search but I just did around 5 searches and my words and phrases came right up.




James B 


From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: email clients


Control + Shift + F gets you the Advanced Find dialgue, I find most of the time a simple search which you get with Control + E works for me. If I am in my main Inbox and press Control + E and then search for any search term it looks in all the folders I have, if I want to limit the search to a particular folder I just go to that folder first, then press Control + E and type in my word or search term followed by pressing enter.


From: <> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: email clients


Hi James,


If you are using MS365, then I am assuming the email client is Outlook. To do a find press Control + Shift + F. You will land in a field in which you can type a search term. If that is what you are searching for type the term. Then tab and you will be in a combo box where you can choose the search term to be either located in just the subject or in

both the subject and body of the emails.


If you are looking for email that was sent from or sent to someone, tab passed these fields and you will find fields in which to enter either the from or to names.


After you have entered the search terms you want press enter. When the search is complete you will get the  message “find now.” Once you get that message press F6 and you will be in the list of messages it found.


I hope that helps!


Take care and stay safe!




From: <> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:40 PM
Subject: Re: email clients


Hi Brian and list,


First, let me apologize for being so far behind on reading emails.


Back when I was using Windows Live Mail.  I could search for a particular word in any folder or subfolder by going through the menus/ribbons without any problems.


Now, after using MS365 for around 15 months now, I still can’t figure out how to use the search feature.


I could come up with around 5 or 6 additional problems that I have with MS365 but I don’t want to give myself a headache thinking about them.


I use MS365 because  it is better for me than any thing else that I have tried.  Including Windows mail and Thunderbird and the web mail that Gmail and A T and T offer.


So, I’m not saying that it isn’t the best thing going, but, at least for me, I still can’t do some very basic things like search folders for a certain word or phrase. 


For example, the hot key like Control, Shift, A goes in to advanced search.  That works fine for me.  But following the prompts/understanding the menus from that point to find what Iam looking for just isn’t working for me.  I’ve run in to dead ends with other things that were very easy with WLM.




James B 


From : <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: email clients


James & Alan,

          I'm curious to hear some specific examples from you.  I absolutely will not deny the seemingly endless stream of new bells and whistles from Microsoft and others, but with the sole exception of the introduction of the ribbon interface (and even then, only for a subset of commands), I haven't encountered many keyboard shortcuts change at all.  The "old standards" have been the same quite literally for as long as I can remember, and the Windows commands that form the core of many programs (e.g., Save, Save As, the navigation dialog for both, Open, etc.) have been, too.

           There is very seldom, in my experience, any shakeup in existing shortcuts secondary to new additions to the UI, whatever those additions may be.  Note well I said seldom, not absolutely never.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

There are many who labor under the gross misapprehension that the Constitution is a cage and a laundry-list rather than a framework upon which great things have been and still will be built. Many things that are entirely Constitutional are not "in the Constitution," but are allowed under it.

            ~Brian Vogel

Join to automatically receive all group messages.