A filter is an easy way to view only those items or files that meet conditions you specify. Filters can be applied to any of Outlook's folders. You can restrict the messages displayed in your inbox by specifying values for fields.

Step by Step

  1. Select View, Current View, Customize Current View, and then click Filter.
  2. Specify the word or phase to search for eg John Smith
  3. Specify where to look eg in the subject and text of message.
  4. Enter details in the From or To boxes, if needed.
  5. Press OK to apply the filter.