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Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

  1. #1


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    View, Layout, Folders pane, check Quick views.
    Right click on Quick views, check All sent items....
    Note that there are several views dealing with Inbox messages.
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    Ron Sommer

    "Alain" <Alain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > ... or how can one search for a sent message otherwise?
    >
    > I use 17 mail accounts - yes, I could probably rationalize this...
    > When I look for a sent message, I remember the person to which I sent it
    > and/or the date, but almost never the mail account I sent it from, so how
    > can I search for this message? There is not even an "all accounts" folder
    > above... and the plain search box at the top of the right panels (in which
    > one cannot specify any field like "to" or "from" but which would hopefully
    > also look inside the 17 "sent items" folders??) never finds anything...
    >
    > The easiest solution would be to record all sent messages into one folder,
    > just like in OE. Is this possible? I have done so for the received
    > messages, with a rule, but how can one apply a rule to sent messages??
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > --
    > Alain, Paris, France

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  2. #2


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!



    "Alain" <Alain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > View, Layout, Folders pane, check Quick views.
    > Right click on Quick views, check All sent items....
    >
    > I don't have that on my version, but I have found "Filters" in the left
    > panel, and could add "all sent items" and even "all unread messages in
    > followed threads", great for reading the new messages here!
    >
    > I am finally beginning to find some advantages to WLM!!!
    >
    > I have even suppressed half of my mail accounts and rationalized their
    > use, then inactivated half of my OE mail rules, to just let WLM display
    > the received mails in the different mail accounts inboxes, which now
    > reflect my different activities and identities...
    >
    > I have still kept dozens of local folders and subfolders, but I plan to
    > suppress 80% of them and move them under each mail account... This way, I
    > will finally stop trying to recreate OE in WLM! :-)
    >
    > --
    > Alain, Paris, France
    Create new folders and move the messages to the new folders.
    Do not move the folders.
    --
    Ron Sommer


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  3. #3


    t-4-2 Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    Why " right " - click ?
    Right click won't give you what are in the Sent folder.
    t-4-2

    "Alain" <Alain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > I just noticed that I could not right-click/search on the "all sent"
    > folder!?! Too bad, since this would be the first use of this folder : to
    > be able to find a sent message!!!
    >
    > --
    > Alain, Paris, France

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  4. #4


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    There isn't any folder with right click /search.

    What is wrong with the Find a message box?
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    Ron Sommer

    "Alain" <Alain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e12HVW#1JHA.3476@xxxxxx

    > I just noticed that I could not right-click/search on the "all sent"
    > folder!?! Too bad, since this would be the first use of this folder : to
    > be able to find a sent message!!!
    >
    > --
    > Alain, Paris, France

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    I don't have right click /search, but after looking again, I have right
    click /find. It is the find where you can search by date and message
    content.
    It is not available in Quick views.

    Find a message searches From and Subject. It does not search message body.

    Click the 'date' column header to sort by date.
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    Ron Sommer

    "Alain" <Alain@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > There isn't any folder with right click /search.
    >
    > Funny, I have it on about all my folders, except the ones in the "filters"
    > section. I have a French 14.0.8064.0206 WLM.
    > I use it all the time! It gives me the usual OE search popup window, when
    > one can specify the search dates, the to, from etc. fields, which is much
    > more refined than the "all in one big bag" of the search box...
    >
    > What is wrong with the Find a message box?
    >
    > I never used it since it did not find the messages when I tried, but now
    > it
    > works on my "all sent" folder, thank you!
    > Is there a way to do a more detailed search, since this box gives me
    > hundreds of results if I cannot choose the date for example?
    > I have to type a date in the search box but it will not work, it looks
    > only in the message body!
    >
    > --
    > Alain, Paris, France

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    Ildhund Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Find a message searches From and Subject. It does not search
    > message body.
    That only applies to XP without Windows [Desktop] Search installed,
    Ron.
    From Help:
    <quote>
    If you use Windows XP, you can't search the full text in the body of
    your e-mail messages unless you have Windows Desktop Search
    installed on your computer.
    </quote>
    http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?marke...uerytype=topic
    query=OutlookExpressLivev1_PROC_FindMessages.htm

    Vista installations should search natively in the message body, and
    perhaps someone could tell us whether the same is true of Windows 7.
    --
    Noel


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  7. #7


    Dave Guest

    Re: How to merge the "sent items" folders? - Or search for a sent message?!

    In my Win 7 installs, the indexing has been excluded for \AppData, under
    which the WLM emails reside.
    I have searching within eml & nws files working on my x86 install, I think I
    just had to add AppData to be searched, and rebuilt the index. I may have
    also done the following (I don't recall)...

    In my x64 install, that didn't work, as eml & nws files didn't have an
    ifilter assigned.
    I just did what "pentian" wrote in this thread...
    http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...live-mail.html

    ....for both .eml and .nws file types.
    My index is still rebuilding.


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    Windows 7 RC
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:#jcCLAH2JHA.5896@xxxxxx
    >

    >> Find a message searches From and Subject. It does not search message
    >> body.
    >
    > That only applies to XP without Windows [Desktop] Search installed, Ron.
    > From Help:
    > <quote>
    > If you use Windows XP, you can't search the full text in the body of your
    > e-mail messages unless you have Windows Desktop Search installed on your
    > computer.
    > </quote>
    > http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?marke...uerytype=topic
    > query=OutlookExpressLivev1_PROC_FindMessages.htm
    >
    > Vista installations should search natively in the message body, and
    > perhaps someone could tell us whether the same is true of Windows 7.
    > --
    > Noel

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