Office 365 (Thunderbird) - Search/Find Messages

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

The Search bar in Thunderbird is a powerful tool. It searches all folders simultaneously and also allows you to search the web using Bing.

Using the Search bar to find emails

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Into the Search bar above the inbox, enter the text, person or date you would like to search for

    Search Bar

  3. To search your emails, hit the Return key
  4. Results will be returned by emails on the right and by sender and folder on the left
Using the Search bar to search the web
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Into the Search bar above the inbox, enter the textperson or date you would like to search for

    Bing search option

  3. To search the web, click on Search Bing for...
  4. Thunderbird will open a tab with your web search results