Conversations in your e-mail is one of the most significant changes that have occurred within the last five years. Folks who use Gmail wouldn’t know what to do without it! When you think about it, it is perfectly logical that e-mails be placed together with all the same chained responses so that they can all be viewed at the same time.
Office 2007 did not include this handy feature but Microsoft stepped up to the challenge and included it in Outlook 2010. Better late than never I say!
Follow the steps below to learn how to enable this great feature:
- By default, the conversation feature is not turned on but you can easily enable it by clicking the View tab on your Ribbon and selecting the checkbox next to Show as Conversations.
- Once you have enabled conversations, you can use the Conversation Settings button which will allow you to make the selections of your choice. The only option that is selected by default is Show Messages From Other Folders, which which allows conversations to span multiple folders. You can also select the choices listed below:
- Show Senders Above the Subject – This will toggle the Sender and Subject lines so that the Subject is now on the bottom.
- Always Expand Conversations – This automatically converts a conversation into expanded view, which shows all people involved in your conversation when you click on it.
- Use Classic Indented View – Turns off the conversation graphs that are supposed to show you how different people and messages relate to each other but at times is not all that clear.