How to Delete Outlook Search History

Microsoft's PC e-mail client Outlook 2007 includes a feature called Instant Search, which allows you to quickly search multiple mailboxes for messages based on search criteria. By default, Outlook keeps a history of all the searches you perform. However, if you do not want to keep a history of your searches, you can disable the feature and delete your current Outlook search history.

Launch Microsoft Outlook 2007 and log in to your e-mail account.

Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of the window and click on "Instant Search."

Click on the "Search Options" button to open another pop-up window with additional search settings.

Uncheck the box next to "Display search results as I type when possible."

Hit the "OK" button to save the settings. Outlook will now stop keeping a history of your searches and will automatically delete all existing history data.

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Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.