2010 search case sensitive issue

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I'm a big user of the quick search bar that appears over the list of emails in Outlook, but with 2010 (I just upgraded), all of the sudden my searches are case sensitive... unless it's a word that is all-caps.

For instance, searching for 'ufo' gets me all emails with the word UFO or ufo, but searching for 'time' won't display emails with the word Time, and a search for 'Time' doesn't display emails with the word time.

Is there a way to alter this behavior?
 

Diane Poremsky

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I don't know of a way to change it - in fact, a lot of people as to make it case sensitive and can't. :( It works as expected here: time or Time finds time and Time, so something is defitely goofy with your search.




Note that the new search is beginning of words only - it won't find ontime when you search for time, but will find timed.
 
Hmmm... I am finding partial words at both sides. Both elect and ectric are pulling up emails with "electric" in them... but "Electric" only appears for the second search.

Forced case sensitive search is driving me crazy! :confused: Here's hoping someone knows where a setting might be.
 

Roger Blake

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Outlook 2013 32 bit
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I have the same problem in Outlook 2013. All the Microsoft websites I find say that the search is not case sensitive, but it absolutely is!! I have dozens of emails in Outlook that contain the word "WiFi," but when I search for the keyword "wifi" in Outlook 2013, I get 0 (zero) matches. I have to type it as "WiFi" to find the emails. I need to disable the case sensitivity, but Microsoft does not even admit that it IS case sensitive.
 
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