Yahoo’s Message Store Search Is Very Good

A good search engine is imperative for productivity. Otherwise, it's hard to find email in a voluminous message store.

Lotus Notes/Domino has had good search capabilities for many years. The last two years have seen decent search engines come to Outlook and Exchange. I've tried a number of them, such as Microsoft Lookout and Google Desktop .

My favorite is Yahoo Desktop. As with the other search tools, it covers both conventional files and Outlook .PST files. Features that stand out include:

  • Results display as you type in search strings.
  • You can refine search strings.
  • There is a preview pane for documents.
  • You can immediately act on found emails; e.g., reply to them.

... David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted December 2, 2005 at 4:07 AM | Permalink

    Can it search attachments?

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