Decent Outlook Search Tool?

Outlook 2010 is a dog, when it comes to searches. It searches everything from the beginning of the file to the end. I know my email box is too big, but I'm not looking to fix that problem right now. However, when I'm looking for something, I would like to be able to get a response within a few seconds - not have to wait a minute or so to get the answer I want.

Google Desktop used to do a pretty good job of this, but that was discontinued. Is there anything else out there that does this well?
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOAsked:
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David LeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here are a couple of other search tools.  These do more than just searching email.  I've not used either one, so I can't vouch for how good they are.

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David LeeCommented:
Hi, dOughbOy.

Take a look at Xobni.
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOAuthor Commented:
I've been looking at it, as that seems to be the only one that anyone recommends. But I'm concerned: In order to use it, it seems that you need to create an account. What for? All I want it to do is be able to search my local Outlook file. I don't need it to upload stuff to the cloud. I don't need them having access to my mail. So what are they doing with my information?

I can't find anything on their website that even discusses what their product does. They just say that they have clients for a bunch of different platforms.
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David LeeCommented:
It's been awhile since I used Xobni, so it's possible they've changed the product.  I don't remember the Outlook client requiring an account or uploading anything to Xobni.  In addition to search Xobni also provides the ability to quickly see all the messages, attachments, etc. sent to you by a given person; provides statistics on the messages passing through your account; connects contacts to social media sites such as LinkedIn.
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOAuthor Commented:
I know that I've downloaded and installed the client. It shows up in my Outlook side-panel. The first thing that shows up is "Please log in to Xobni to continue".Xobni logon in Outlook 2010
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David LeeCommented:
Anything in the Terms of Service?  If not, then I'd contact Xobni and ask them why you need an account and what creating one does.
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOAuthor Commented:
I sent a support request. Their response time is "within 24 hours." In the meantime, I thought I'd ask the EE community whether they had any other thoughts. Apparently not. :)  At least not yet.

I kinda wish Google hadn't killed Google Desktop... Or that Outlook's search engine could do a better job. Or even, at least, if you could select the order of the search. (If I could have it search from newest-to-oldest, instead of oldest-to-newest, even that would be helpful.)
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d0ughb0yPresident / CEOAuthor Commented:
Copernic seems to work alright, at least for now. We'll see whether I keep it. But thanks for the help.
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.
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