Outlook 2007 Advanced Find unresponsive until end of search

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Exchange 2010
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Using Outlook 2007 Advanced Find box, when searching in subject and message content on a mailbox in Exchange 2010 SP1 containing many messages (say 25000), Outlook becomes unresponsive until the result pane is completely populated; doing the same search using Outlook 2003 it remains responsive (so the user can do other tasks while leaving the search going on in the background). Content indexing on the mailbox database is disabled (this is necessary since we need to search substrings, not only words). Is there any way to force Outlook 2007 to use the same (better) behavior of Outlook 2003? Thanks. Giovanni Porro

Software/Hardware used:
Exchange 2010 SP1, Outlook 2007 SP2, Outlook 2003

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Hello,

if using third party software is of any consideration, I can recommend a search tool for Outlook: Lookeen.

I have used Lookout before, but since I moved to Outlook 2010 my choice is Lookeen (works with 2003&07 fine, too). With Lookeen I can even search for Outlook data when it’s not running, when using a search bar in the system tray. From time to time quite handy…

So if you problems still persist it could be worth a try. Am using it with great pleasure.
Regards Jimmy

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