How to increase the number of search results returned by Microsoft Outlook

Search results returned by Microsoft Outlook are limited to 250 items by default, allowing for speedy searches.

The limit can be easily increased to either 1000 or unlimited results. The unlimited option requires editing a registry key (more advanced).

To increase search results limit to 1000:

In Outlook, click the File menu -> Options

Select Search in the left column.

Locate and clear the selection for: “Improve search speed by limiting the number of results shown”

 

 

 

Additionally, to increase the number of results to unlimited (more advanced option) and will cause Outlook to momentarily "freeze" while a search is ongoing:

Open the Registry Editor and modify/create the value:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Search\DisableServerAssistedSearch

REG_DWORD = 0x01

 

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Article ID: 28422
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