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How to create a search folder by dynamic date range in Outlook?

You may be familiar to creating a search folder by unread emails, a certain sender, or other criteria in Outlook. But have you ever thought of creating a search folder by a dynamic date range, such as emails received 45 days ago, or emails modified after 10am yesterday? This article will introduce the detailed steps to achieve it in Outlook.

Create a search folder by dynamic date range in Outlook

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Please follow below steps to create a search folder by dynamic date range in Outlook.

1. In the Mail view, select the email account that you will create a search folder within, and then click Folder > New Search Folder.

2. In the New Search Folder dialog box, click to highlight the Create a custom Search Folder option, and click the Choose button. See screenshot:

3. In the opening Custom Search Folder dialog box, type a name for the new search folder in the Name box, and click the Criteria button. See screenshot:

3. In the popping out Search Folder Criteria dialog box, go to the Advanced Tab, and then:

(1) Click Field > Date/Time fields > Received or other time filed as you need;
(2) Select an option as you need from the Condition drop down list. In my case, I select  on or before;
(3) In the Value box, type the dynamic date range as you need, such as 45 days ago, 10am yesterday, 2 weeks ago, etc.;
(4) Click the Add to List button.

Note: You can also select common dynamic date range from the Condition drop down list, such as Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, in the last 7 days, in the next 7 days, Last Week, Last month, etc. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK buttons successively to close all opening dialog boxes.

So far it has created a search folder with all emails received in the specified dynamic date range.


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    Pavankumar · 1 years ago
    I receive multiple monitoring emails and as soon as i login, i want the old emails received to be deleted till the time i login. How to do this?
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    Dan · 2 years ago
    Thanks, this works fine!