Search History Erased in 3 Steps

Delete Office 365 Search History

You have probably wondered, why you can’t delete the search history of your Microsoft Outlook 365? If you login through Microsoft 365 online, you will see something like this:

How to delete the Office 365 Search HistoryDon’t worry, it’s easy. Here is the step by step guide how to get rid of it!

Before we start, you should know that clearing your cookies or browser history won’t help. The reason for this is, the search history is being stored in the exchange server of Microsoft itself. And don’t even look for it in the settings sections – you won’t find anything. Alright, enough of this knowledge, let’s get started!

Step 1: New Search Terms

Enter 5 new search terms you would like to see instead. You can use 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. If you don’t want to arouse suspicion, you might want to enter something like this:

Office 365 Search History

Looks pretty unsuspicious, ey?

Step 2: Exit Search

Outlook 365 Exit Search

Alright, now before you do anything else, click “Exit Search” first:

If you don’t exit the search, your new history won’t be saved.

There is an easy explanation for this. Your search history is being saved on the memory buffer first. In order to get this saved on the microsoft exchange server, you have to trigger an action. Once an action has been triggered, your new search history will be sent to the exchange server and et voila – you shall have your new history saved.

Step 3: Be 100% sure it’s gone

And if you want to be 100% sure, click a little bit around such as in your inbox, sent and other places.

Logoff, login and check your history again.

And it’s gone… magic!

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1 comment for “How to delete Outlook 365 Search History?

  1. JoseA,
    March 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I have followed step by step the solution but it does not work for me. I only got to replace all terms by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 instead. What could I do wrong?

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