windows live mail - search by date

One more implementation flaw in Windows Live Mail - when searching for messages before a cutoff date (as the only search criterion), the results include messages dated after the cutoff.  I have not tried multiple dates to determine if there is a pattern to this failure.  Superficial observation - the search is acting almost like a search for messages after the date rather than before the date.  I am trying to cull my messages based on date and this flaw has frustrated that activity.

This was noted and reported in October 2010 soon after WLMail 2011 went gold:

Bug no. 8       Home > Find > Message: Received Before date criterion is treated as Received After

It hasn't been fixed in any of the 53 builds since then.

You may be able to achieve what you want by selecting Message list > One-line view on the View tab, then sorting by Date. Use the Search for a message box to narrow the scope.


Noel Burgess | Certified Pedant | Claims to know a bit about Windows Live Mail

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Last updated July 31, 2020 Views 1,259 Applies to: