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Outlook 2007: change default search folders for Find Related Messages

Outlook 2007: change default search folders for Find Related Messages

Outlook 2007: change default search folders for Find Related Messages

Hi all,

We have just started upgrading to Outlook 2007 (from 2002/XP) and I am stumped by one of the new 'features'.

When I preview or open an email I have previously replied to/forwarded, I still get the "Find related messages" option. Great.

But when I use it, Outlook 2007 adds my top-level mailbox to the search list and defaults to searching subfolders. This means it searches my entire mailbox, instead of just Inbox (or current folder) and Sent Items (without subfolders) as it used to do under Outlook XP.

The obvious workaround is to stop the search, amend the folder options then start the search again. But it's a pain to have to do it every time.

I have scoured the Options but can't find a way of changing the default behaviour. I have also searched for solutions to this but most hits relate to "Find related messages" not working in the first place, which isn't the case here.

Can anyone offer any light on this please?

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