creates search folders in all versions of MS Outlook.
all places in an Outlook tree. It makes the automatic scanning
of Outlook folder such as email plus contacts, tasks,
One of the new features of Outlook 2003
are search folders, once created the for example show all
your unread messages in all folders or messages matching
any criteria. Search folders automatically search the specified
folders in the background and update themselves if the data
Search folders are a part of MAPI, the
data base engine on which Outlook is based and are part
of the definition since the first version of MAPI which
was introduced about 1995. In other words, all versions
of Outlook are able to display search folders, missing is
only a user interface which allows creating them. In fact,
all versions of Outlook are using search folders in the
extended search dialog.
The extended search creates a search
folder in the non-visible part of the Outlook tree and opens
a window displaying this folder. In some cases, the search
folder will not be deleted and keeps up searching for ever,
slowing down Outlook.