Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Arranging Your Messages
Viewing conversations
Whether you just trade a few e-mails back and forth with one other person
or engage in large group discussions that continue for weeks, Outlook’s
Conversations arrangement groups together all related messages that have
the same subject. With a single glance, you can see the latest entry in a
conversation thread, as well as older messages from the conversation. A
conversation starts as soon as someone replies to a message, clicking either
the Reply or Reply All button. No matter who else responds or contributes,
all new messages become part of the conversation.
You can tell whether a message in your Inbox is part of a conversation when
you see a small triangle positioned just to the left of the sender’s name,
indicating that more messages are inside.
When you click a message that is part of a conversation, the most recent
message received in the conversation is displayed in the Reading pane. Click
the triangle to the left of the message’s Mail icon to expand the complete list
of messages you have sent or received that are part of the conversation; see
Figure 6-12. Even if some of these messages are located in the Sent folder or
were moved to another folder, they still appear in the conversation list. If a
message is moved to the Deleted Items folder, however, it won’t appear in
the conversation list.
Figure 6-12:
All the
messages from
a
conversation are
grouped
together.
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