Outlook 2010 is the upcoming version of Outlook with some great features which we have covered previously. Another improvement in Outlook 2010 is the way you can search mails and attachments in Outlook. Outlook 2010 has a ribbon tab for with some great search tools which helps you to search mails, attachments in Outlook when compared to previous versions. The search tools tab is enabled as soon as you click on the search box above the mails.
As you can see from the image, the search tools contain lost of options. You can either search the current folder, all sub folders or all Outlook items. In the search refine tools, you can refine your search with from, subject or mails having attachments, mails categorized, flagged, send to etc.
Outlook 2010 provides you with search keyword suggestions as son as you start tying any search term. You can narrow down your search using the keywords.
The two new features that comes with Outlook 2010 search are the Search Contextual Tab in the Ribbon and the Search Suggestion List. You can customize the search options using the Outlook Search Options which can be opened from the search tools.
Below you can see the screenshot of Search in Outlook 2007 with limited options for searching in emails:
Overall Outlook 2010 is a power house of new features and will definitely change the way emails are being handled.