Outlook for Mac - search function not working for email messages

The search function for Outlook is dependent on the native OS X Spotlight search function. Because the Outlook app on your computer synchronizes email from the server, a Spotlight re-index can help with search problems once the re-index is complete.

There are a couple of thing you can do:

  1. Run the Outlook for Mac Search Repair Tool.
  2. Force OS X to re-index the content of your Mac (i.e. Macintosh HD)
  3. While waiting for the Macintosh HD re-index to happen (it can take some time), searching for emails via bwa.dartmouth.edu is the way to go.
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