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Having problems searching in Outlook? Remove “Top Results” from Microsoft Outlook Search

Are your “Top Results” appearing ahead of more recent emails when searching in Outlook, even though you have sorted by date? Here’s a quick 1minute fix for this issue!


Follow the instructions below to turn off: 

Click in the Search bar so it brings up the Search tab in the ribbon.

Outlook Screenshot of Search Bar

Click in the Search tab whne it appears, click on the Search Tools icon to drop down and select Search Options.

Outlook Screenshot for Search Bar Options

Search on the left side of the Outlook Options should be highlighted. 

Uncheck the last item in this window “Show most relevant search results on top” and click OK.

Outlook Screenshot of Check box turning off Top Results


Outlook will no longer filter your search results, and will display them in chronological order.

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