My employer requires that I encrypt a significant portion of my email in Outlook (we are currently using Outlook 2007). I would like to be able to search the contents of these emails, but there doesn’t seem to be a good way to do it:
- Outlook’s internal search feature only searches the Subject line and senders/recipients of encrypted emails (it searches the bodies of unencrypted emails, though.) This happens for both the standard search and Advanced Search (CTRL+SHIFT+F)
- Windows Search only searches the Subject line and senders/recipients of the encrypted emails (again, it searches the bodies of unencrypted emails)
- Google Desktop Search 5.9...well, you get the idea.
- I attempted to install Lookout (as described in the post linked by aking1012), but I get an error message on startup "Sorry!! It looks like another Outlook Plugin has installed an unofficial version of the Outlook libraries which breaks Lookout. Lookout will not be able to load. For more information, see this link: http://www.lookoutsoft.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10". Even when I disable all add-ins (Tools -> Trust Center -> Add-ins), I get this error message.
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that I had been able to index encrypted emails in an earlier version of Google Desktop. However, the current version does not appear to offer this capability.
Has anyone found a way to do this? Am I correct in remembering that Google Desktop used to do this? If so, what version?
UPDATE: Added results and clarifications based on aking1012's answer.