(This applies to Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003)
Search folders are "virtual folders", in other words, they don't actually hold the emails but they contain views of all e-mail items matching your search criteria.
Save CHUNKS fo time...
You may have seen these and really paid no attention to them...Email Search folders. These are handy and can save you chunks of time - allowing you to filter your emails and view them quickly.
Where are the Search Folders?
Go to your Inbox view, look in the Mail Folders area on the left hand side of your screen (in the navigation pane) - now look near the very bottom of your email folders - just above the Archive Folders
Outlook has 3 default search folders already set up for you to use, they are:
1. For Follow Up - any e-mail that you've flagged for follow up appears
2. Large Mail - emails larger than 100KB
3. Unread Mail - All unread e-mail will appear here. If you are using Rules to sort your new Email (which I don't recommend) you should be using this search folder to view your new and unread emails in one location.
In the next Outlook Tip I'll be sharing How to Create Custom Serach Folders.
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