How To Search Email by Date Outlook?

Filter facility not only search attachment type in outlook but also search emails by a specific date or date range if you want to find your e-mail between specific dates and it is hectic to just scroll your mouse roller down and reach that required date slot.

In this article, I would like to show you step by step guide on how you can find an email in outlook search between dates.

The search feature helps you find emails between by date range

How Outlook search date range

Search option instantly searches out your range of emails according to specific date range.

For instance: You like to search mail for the specific date range say – 25/04/2016 to 30/04/2016, Type [received:25/04/2016..30/04/2016] into the search bar and you will get the results instantly.

outlook search date range

Few more points~

  • You can input the date format either way (DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY) the result would be the same.
  • Don’t forget to put (..) between dates.
  • Not a single space is allowed while entering your input, which will disturb the comment and the result would be zero.

Find Email in Outlook for specific date range using (<=) Symbol

Everybody use the filter function using [“<=” or “>=”] symbols in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook also gets your work simpler by searching an email for the specific date range.

Let’s understand How it works?

  • Open Outlook
  • Select your email address, in case you are having multiple emails in your outlook.
  • Then, click into the search box.
  • Next, in “Search” ribbon, click on search scope, there are few options in the dropdown list, select according to your requirement.
  • For instance: select the “Current Mailbox” button in the “Scope” group.
  • After that, input the criteria “received: <=2020/5/21” in the search box. you can change the date according to your requirement.

Find Email in Outlook for specific date range using symbol

The result is clear, you can find emails from “specified date” till today.

How to search for email by (date range) with advance find feature?

Outlook advanced search feature is the professional method to search email with the specific date range, before or after date, you can easily arrange your filter according to your scope.

Let’s dive in with different steps:

  • Select your Email and the folder (like – Inbox) and click Search Tab >> Search Tools >> Advanced Find

Outlook advanced search feature

  • Advance Find open up a separate dialog box, there are multiple options and features available for the user.

Outlook Advanced Find

  • Select Advanced

Every feature is important in advanced find advance find icon look for message

  • First Select what are you looking for –
  • Secondly, you have to select the folder (Inbox, Sent, Trash, Spam), you can select multiple folders at the same time, Click Browse and you have to select the specific folder where you want your filter works.

Select folder in advance find

You can also clear all to reselect your choice.

  • Now after selection, your folder say inbox Click OK
  • Select Field >> Received, Field option gives you tons of options where you want to arrange your search.

All Mail fields

  •  Select your condition, it consists of options but only four options allow you to punch specific dates (what we are learning in this article).

Condition and value

  • Now its time to enter the dates in the value area mentioned above the snapshot, after selecting your condition.
  • Select the between from the drop-down condition.
  • In the Value column, you have to enter the dates in particular format <date> and <date>, both the dates are separated by (AND) for instance – {<01/04/2019> and <30/07/2019>}.

Note:- You can input the date format either way (DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY) the result would be the same.

  • Finally, click Add to List.

outlook date search

  • Your Filtered criteria are added to the list, Outlook also allows you to add multiple criteria at the same time and all of it added to the list.
  • Click Find Now

Search Emails By Date

The specified or filled list comes up, you can easily scroll down and check the list of email, that is between specific dates.

For the other access criteria like (on, on or after, on or before), the process is exactly and you have to enter a single date in particular format <date>.

How do I add a search tab in Outlook?

Most of the users complaining that the search tab is missing in outlook, Don’t panic, here are a few steps to fix it.

  • Step 1 – Click file >> options >> customize ribbon >> Select All tabs from (choose commands from).

how to add search fields in outlook

  • You will find the search bar option, select and click the add button.
  • Now you can see the search option added to the main tab and click OK.

search tab is missing in outlook

  • Finally, the search tab is added to your ribbon.

What is the outlook advanced search shortcut?

Simply click (Ctrl + Shift + F) from your keyword, Advance search ribbon appears.

Outlook search not working properly

There are a few adjustments required to improve the results outlook provide according to your input data.

Outlook unable to find old emails

If you are unable to find 6 months older emails using Outlook search check your setting.

  • Click File >> Options >> Search
  • Select the (Include messages from the Deleted Items folder in each data file when searching in All Items) checkbox
  • Also Select (Improve search speed by limiting the numbers of results shown)
  • Click OK.

Include messages from the Deleted Items folder in each data file when searching in All Items

Improve search speed by limiting the numbers of results shown

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