Outlook is one of the most powerful email apps that help managing, sending and receiving mails systematically. It is trusted by both personal and industrial purposes. Like other email management tools, it also needs upgrading and maintenance from time to time to make it run smoothly. Many times, it is tough for users to execute Outlook search, especially when they upgrade the app. As you know search option plays an important role in the Outlook app. It assists users to locate a specific mail without getting any delay. But sometimes, email search fails to work properly. How to fix the error?
In the 2016 version of Outlook for Mac, users get the message 'No results" while they were trying to locate a specific mail message or a task item in the task folder. They face the issue that email search is not working in Outlook for Mac. Watch out the following facts when you use the Search option in Outlook:
Reasons of the Issue
The problem is caused due to several reasons.
How to Fix
Here we are going to tell the solutions to get out the problem.
Fix the Problem- Solution 1
Complete Spotlight Indexing:- When you create a new outlook profile in Outlook 2016 for Mac or migrate from Outlook for Windows to Outlook for Mac, at that time the Spotlight indexing is not finished. In the time, when you search, it shows no results. To resolve the problem wait for a while and then search.
Fix the Problem- Solution 2
Removing Special Characters- If Outlook for Mac carries special characters like +, =, %, # etc then it needs to replace the name by following the steps:
Go to Profile Name
Changing Profile Name
Fix the Problem: Solution 3
Removing the Privacy Tab: In case, profile folder is added to privacy tab the Spotlight will fail to index the folder location. Now, remove the location of these folders from Privacy tab in Spotlight and wait for the time period till these folders indexed.
Fix the Problem – Solution 4
Fixing Spotlight index Corruption
If the following measures seem useless, it may possible that the Spotlight is corrupted. Fix the problem by re-index the Spotlight:
These are helpful methods to fix the issue. If you find them helpful, inbox us.