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Conversations in Outlook

In Outlook 2010 you can now view your messages as Conversations, similar to how your text messages are likely categorized and grouped on your phone. By right-clicking on the “Arrange By:” Sort bar directly beneath the “Search Inbox” field you’ll receive the menu shown in the screenshot below. If your messages are being sorted by Date you should see both ‘Show as Conversations’ and ‘Show in Groups’ as available options. Choosing the Groups setting will highlight or Title your emails in categorical grouping (such as “Today” and “Last Week” if using Date). Choosing the Conversations setting combines an email string with the same Subject line together into a single unit which is expandable or collapsible to reveal or hide the entire conversation detail. You’ll need to determine if you’d like this setting applied to only the specific folder you’re referencing or All Folders. Also, please note that moving email objects in a collapsed viewing state will transfer the entire conversation instead of just a single message. Additional details can be found here. Hopefully this is a helpful function that can assist you in achieving more efficient management of your inbox.

Conversations in Outlook