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Outlook 2016: Search for messages not working - comes up empty

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Outlook 2016/Win10:

Starting about a week ago, when I search any folder (e.g. search on "vendor"), nothing comes up at all.

Could there be some setting I may have inadvertently changed that has imposed some hidden criteria that is preventing items from coming up?

Is there a known Microsoft bug that surfaced in a recent update?

Any other suggestions to troubleshoot this problem?

I'm referring to Outlook itself, not OWA.

Patrick Bogers
Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

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