How do I search the contents of an email in Outlook? I've tried Ctrl-f, right clicking and it didn't work. I also searched online but don't see anyone asking this exact question.

  • low tech way would be to use the search box in Outlook - by default it looks at e-mail content
    – mael'
    Jul 5, 2019 at 21:20
  • check this: support.office.com/en-us/article/…
    – Perry
    Jul 8, 2019 at 0:38
  • @mael' it searches for the email containing the text, but doesn't locate the search term. Jul 24, 2019 at 21:54
  • @Perry why? I didn't see anything interesting there. Jul 24, 2019 at 21:55
  • it should also locate contents - make sure your indexing is turned on - especially if it’s not in your primary mailbox
    – mael'
    Jul 25, 2019 at 3:19

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It's F4. More Outlook keyboard shortcuts.

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