Search for attachments by file extension or words within the attachments

Search for attachments by file extension or words within the attachments

Outlook can find emails with one or more attachments by specifying the “Has Attachments” option.

But how can I search for a specific type of attached file?
e.g. search for emails having .docx, .pdf, .xlsx or .zip files etc.

Is it also possible to only search for text within an attachment and not within the message body?

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Forward, Reply All and Print in Outlook.com

Forward, Reply All and Print in Outlook.com

When I use my Outlook.com account via the browser rather than in Outlook, I seem to miss some basic features or I simply can’t seem to find them.

For instance, how can I Forward a message or use Reply All?

Also, I can’t seem to find the Printing option. I’ve tried printing with the printing feature from my browser, but that looks very ugly as it simply prints the entire screen.

Where can I find these commands?

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Get back Advanced Find in Outlook 2016

Get back Advanced Find in Outlook 2016

With the latest update for Outlook 2016, I noticed that I no longer have the Advanced Find feature. Is this a bug or was this an intentional change?

I regularly use Advanced Find for search queries that I can’t seem to perform via the small Search box at the top of my message list.

Is there any way to to get Advanced Find back in Outlook 2016?

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Disable or customize the Delete, Mark as Read, Flag and Pin action icons when hovering on a message in Outlook on the Web

Disable or customize the Delete, Mark as Read, Flag and Pin action icons when hovering on a message in Outlook on the Web

When I use Outlook on the Web (OWA), and then hover with my mouse over a message, the following Quick Action icons become visible;

  • Delete
  • Mark as Read/Unread
  • Flag
  • Pin

I sometimes have a bit of a “trigger finger” and worry that I might hit the Delete icon by mistake. Also, as Outlook on the Desktop doesn’t support the Pin feature, I don’t use that either.

Can I somehow disable some of these Quick Action icons and assign other commands to them like Archive or Move?

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Don’t automatically switch to the Attachments tab when selecting a received attachment

Don't automatically switch to the Attachments tab when selecting a received attachment

When I receive an email and select its attachment, Outlook automatically switches to the Attachments tab.

I hardly use any of the commands on the Attachments tab and I much rather like to stay on the more useful Home or Message tab so that I can directly Reply, Categorize, Archive, Move, apply a Quick Step, or whatever without the need for an extra click.

Can I make Outlook stay on the Home or Message tab when I select an attachment?

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Request a Read Receipt when using Outlook on the Web (OWA)

Request a Read Receipt when using Outlook on the Web (OWA)

When I’m using Outlook on the Desktop, it is quite easy to enable the option to request a read receipt.

However, when I’m using Outlook in a browser, I don’t seem to have this option.

How can I request for a Read Receipt when using Outlook on the Web?

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Get back a message that was Recalled by the sender; Yes, it’s possible!

Get back a message that was Recalled by the sender; Yes, it’s possible!

I received an interesting message which I wanted to read later so I’ve let it Unread but now it is gone.

I’ve found out that it was recalled by the sender but I don’t think it should have been for reasons I won’t go into here.

Is there any way I can still get this message back?

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Always use my default account instead of automatically selecting it based on the current folder

Always use my default account instead of automatically selecting it based on the current folder

I have multiple accounts configured in Outlook. When I create a new message, it automatically selects the sending account based on the folder that I’m currently in, instead of using the default configured account.

Is there any way to disable this?

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Changing the skin tone, gender or profession of an Emoji in Outlook or other Office applications

Changing the skin tone, gender or profession of an Emoji in Outlook or other Office applications

Now that I know how to insert emoji into Outlook, a few things are still a bit unclear to me;

  • How do I change the skin tone of an emoji?
  • How do I change the gender of an emoji?
  • How do I insert the profession emoji?
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Emoji support in Outlook; 3 common questions answered

Emoji support in Outlook; 3 common questions answered

I noticed that Outlook now converts typed smiley faces in actual colorful smiley face emoji when composing a message.

That’s cute and all but there are of course many more emoji and more constantly being added. I therefor had the following questions regarding emoji support in Outlook;

  • Which emoji are currently being supported?
  • How do I insert these emoji?
  • Are more emoji being added?
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