Seems to be that we all spend too much time looking for information - especially when it comes to our inboxes. While the searching features in 2007 are much improved, here is a tip that you can use in any version of Outlook to quickly filter and search for emails that are related to a specific person or a specific subject.
Right-click on an email, go to Find All, then select either:
- "Related Messages" to see all the emails in your inbox, subfolders, sent items and even deleted items that are threaded to the email you selected. You'll see a new window pop up which will display the results of your search. It will show you the dates of the messages and even the folder where the message is located.
- "Messages from Sender" to find all messages from that particular sender. It displays the search results as described above. You can also sort the messages by clicking on the column headers (Received, From, etc). Additionally, you can rearrange the columns in this view as easily as you can your inbox columns. (See previous post about Maximizing your Screen Real Estate).