Saved searches - automatic refreshes on macos?

Copper Contributor

I've been using Outlook on PC for many years. I've recently switched to mac and I dearly miss a very important feature. I use "saved searches" to find all unread mails. This works pretty well.


On PC this search refreshes and shows every new incoming mail. On the mac client this is not the case.

I've to switch to another folder or saved search and then switch back to the unread mails saved search to get new results.


This is rather annoying... Does anybody know a fix or workaround to automatically refresh the saved search?


thanks and kind regards


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This thread is > 2 years old, but the problem still exist (for me). I have e. g. a "saved search" with "unread mails" that doesn't update when a new mail arrives. Even after hours it seems empty, though the inbox has several new mails ...

@BigUnixAdmin007 unfortunately you are right. The MacOS Outlook client received several updates over the past 2 years, but none fixed this really important issue... I switched to the web version in the meantime. :(