I have just found this post searching Google for a solution to something else to do with outlook and I found this post. It is extremely interesting and I think it’s a great way to use outlook. I run a web design business and so I can change the project code to the actual domain I am working on (well that will work at the moment anyway – not sure about the future).
OK so questions one: If you select to search for all items including contacts and mail etc you can not save the search result as a search folder you have to save it to a location on your hard disk!
Second question: If you use the search folders to sort through all mail then why do you need to move it out of the inbox? You can simply leave all messages in the inbox as long as you process the category of the message as it arrives. Currently I have sub-folders in my inbox for all projects (domains) that I am working on. I simply drag and drop the main into the right folder as it arrives. What I could now do with your suggestions, is simple assign a category to the item as it is created or as it arrives and then leave it. Then use the search folders or the advance find option to do my everyday work.
PS I decided to register because of the content of this post.