Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

jmt356
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Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

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When I enter a search into Outlook, the results come back with items that have any of the words in the search. How can I program the search such that only results with all of the words in the search turn up? for example, if I search for John Smith, I will not get back any emails that mentioned John, but not Smith, or that mentioned Smith but not John. I will only see results that mention both John and Smith.
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JMT

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HansV
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Re: Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

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Try searching for

John OR Smith
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Re: Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

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Do you mean

John AND Smith

I want only results that display all the terms.

Does AND or OR need to be capitalized for this to work?
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JMT

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Re: Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

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I misunderstood your question.

Entering John Smith will return messages that contain John or Smith or both. It is equivalent to John OR Smith.

It is not essential to capitalize AND and OR.
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Re: Tailor search results that display all the terms searched for

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So it sounds like what I should be using is AND between my search terms.
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JMT