I have an odd problem searching in Outlook.  I have done the usual steps of rebuilding the database, forcing Spotlight to reindex, deleting the files in the library preferences that Microsoft recommends.  But I can't quite believe this is an indexing issue.

The problem I have is this. I want to search for all Outlook mails that fall in a specific date range.  I have found that all Outlook searches by "sent" or "date received" using a date criterion work only if the date provided is not a calendar date. in other words it finds all mails sent "this week", "this month" perfectly.  I can also use the "greater than" criterion and enter the number of days, and that works too. Thus it finds all mail sent more than 700 days ago also perfectly.  But when I ask it to fund all mails sent before or even on 05/01/2011 it does not work, and produces strange answers.

When I called into the IT help at my university, the tech person there (not a mac specialist) seemed to have the same problem.  Is there an issue with microsoft exchange servers with the latest iterations of office 2011?

Grateful for any help.


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