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Eliminate "top results" in Outlook searches

I recommend eliminating top results, or at least making it an option. Most often, when I search for something, I need to see the sequence of emails and having some set off as "top results" defeats this. Additionally, I'm hard pressed to understand just what qualifies something as a "top result" when using one or two key words.

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  • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Outlook team didn't know what they were doing, before putting out the half-complete product. The "Top Results" pull out some emails which are nonsense, neither alphabetically nor chronologically filtered, just a chaos, mess!

  • Terry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please give us an option to disable this feature or make it have a different visual to it somehow.

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To disable Top Results: Go to File -> Options -> Search and uncheck "Show most relevant search results on top. Exit Outlook and go back in. I got this from Ben and Gil on the MS Outlook team.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that there should be an option to get turn it off. Nice effort, but I find it is not very helpful.

  • Ryo Saeba commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Honestly, it's 2019. We have foldable phones for Christ sake. But we can't control this annoying "feature" that obviously nobody wants.

  • Colin Ong-Dean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please please get rid of this feature or make it optional. I have wasted far too much time trying to figure out why I'm not seeing the most recent message in a thread only to realize I'm looking at "top results."

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In whose world are these "Top Results"? I want to move there - random, imaginative, and a waste of space without a care.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For a ****** product, top results is easily the most annoying and useless feature.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please please please give us the option to not use "top results" in the web version of Outlook.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I loathe this "feature". Its disruptive and its adding to the list of reasons I have to switch to Thunderbird. Please either entirely remove it or make it optional.

  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Couldn't agree more!!! This needs to be removed ASAP! It messes up my workflow. Why move emails to a different section, so they are out of order?

  • Aruna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft, don't you have anything to do? Why do you waste time for unwanted stuff? I don't want to call this is a feature. It seems to be a bug.
    Thanks

  • StephenW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    File\Options\Search Uncheck Show most relevant search results

    Top results are now gone for me.

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