In Outlook 2003, when right-clicking a message and selecting
Find All >>
Related Messages, it would search your Inbox and Sent Items for emails with a similar subject, but it doesn't search other folders (e.g. Deleted Items).
In Outlook 2007, when using the Find All Related Messages feature, the search location (
Look for: ...
In: ...) is automatically set to the Inbox folder, the Sent Items folder and the whole account (the root checkbox). Unchecking the account checkbox corrects the behavior and searches only in the checked folders. Alternatively, unchecking the
Search subfolders checkbox also solves the problem, but that too is checked by default. So basically, the fact that the Inbox and Sent Items checkboxes are checked is meaningless, since it searches the whole account anyway. I haven't been able to find a setting to change either the default search location (to remove the root account checkbox) or to remove the
Search subfolders default checked state, so that the Deleted Items folder isn't searched by default.
Thanks for any help!
EDIT: Taking into account that this may be a permanent issue with Outlook 2007, as JNK mentioned, can anyone with Outlook 2010 attest whether this issue was fixed in that version?