Filter email messages

To find a message based on criteria, such as messages that have attachments, the Filter E-mail command provides fast access to the most frequently used Instant Searches.

 Tip    For information about the Outlook Junk Email Filter, see Overview of the Junk Email Filter.

For more information about Instant Search, see Find a message or item with Instant Search.

When you use a filter, the same Search Tools tab appears on the ribbon as when you click in the Instant Search box.

  • On the Home tab, in the Find group, click Filter E-mail.

To clear the search results and view all items in the selected mail folder, do one of the following:

  • Next to the Instant Search box, click Close Search button.
  • On the Search tab, in the Close group, click Close Search.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010