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Search Outlook Items (Email) in Outlook 2013 on a PC

This article covers how to search for email items in Outlook 2013 on a PC.  

NOTE: In addition to email, you can search other Outlook items such as: attachments, calendar items, Tasks, Notes, and Contacts.

1. Open Outlook 2013.

Open Outlook 2013.

If Outlook is open and you are logged in, continue to Step 2.

Single click on the shortcut icon on the tool bar.   Double click on the icon on the desktop.

NOTE:  If the icon is not on the desktop or on the tool bar proceed to Step 1.1.

1.1. Locate Outlook 2013 in All Programs

Locate Outlook 2013 in All Programs

NOTE:  If you are not logged into Outlook, log into your email account with your username and password.

2. Click the Search Tab.

  1. Select Current Mailbox from the drop-down or Scope in the Search menu.
  2. Click one of the search options to begin searching your email. To select multiple folders (regular and online archive) select All Mailboxes.
  3. Click All Outlook Items to search other Outlook items such as: attachments, calendar items, Tasks, Notes, and Contacts within Outlook 2013.

3. Type Your Search Criteria.

Type Your Search Criteria.

Click the magnifying glass to begin your search.

4. Your Search Results will be Displayed Below.

Your Search Results will be Displayed Below.