Specific Search

Simple searches are quick and easy but very broad. This often results in far more emails being displayed than the particular email you trying to find. It's in these cases where specific searches can be used to narrow your results. Specific searches utilize Advanced Query Search (AQS) which combines certain keywords and characters with the same criteria used in simple searches. Some of the most useful keywords are listed below.

Keyword Criteria
From: Names or email addresses (in Sent field)
To: Names or email addresses (in To field)
Cc: Names or email addresses (in Cc field)
Bcc: Names or email addresses (in Bcc field)
Participants: Names or email addresses (in To, Cc, and Bcc fields)
Subject: Specific words (in the subject line)
Body: Specific words (in the body text)
Sent: Date message was sent
Received: Date message was received
Category: Email category
Attachment: Specific words (in an email attachment's file name)
Has: Other keywords (e.g. "has:attachment" finds emails with attachments)


Single Examples

- from:michael
Finds all emails sent from people whose first or last name is Michael, first or last name contains Michael (e.g., Tanya Michaels, Michaela Johnson), or has Michael in their email address (e.g., michaelj1990@email.com)

- subject:holiday
Finds all emails sent or received containing the word "holiday" in the subject line

- received:last week
Finds all emails you received last week

- sent:11/1/2014
Finds all emails you sent on November 11th, 2014
Combined Examples

- from:Michael received:last week
Finds all emails sent last week from people whose first or last name is Michael, first of last name contains Michael (e.g., Tanya Michaels, Michaela Johnson), or has Michael in their email address (e.g., michaelj1990@email.com)

- subject:holiday sent:11/1/2014
Finds all emails sent or received on November 11th, 2014 containing the word "holiday" in the subject line

More Search Considerations

Keywords and search criteria are not case sensitive.
A search of "holiday" returns the same results as "Holiday".

You can use multiple terms in your criteria and refine with ( ) and " ". Here are a couple examples of how you might use them:
- subject:strategic plan finds all emails with “strategic” or “plan” in the subject line
- subject:(strategic plan) finds all messages with both “strategic” and “plan” in the subject line
- subject:“strategic plan” finds all messages with the phrase “product plan” in the subject line

You can use logical operators (e.g., AND, NOT, OR, <, >, =) to refine further. Logical operators must be typed in uppercase letters.
- subject:"strategic plan" AND received:<6/1/2014 finds all messages with the phrase "strategic plan" in the subject line received prior to June 1st, 2014