Turn Off Conversation View In Outlook 2010

There should be an image here!Conversation view in Outlook 2010 makes it easy for you to follow a discussion thread. By switching to Conversation View, Outlook 2010 combines all the messages within the thread into one package.

Conversation View is enabled by default in Outlook 2010. If you’re one of those people who don’t find Conversation View to be of any value, you can easy turn it off.

To turn off Conversation View for the current folder:

  1. Open the appropriate Outlook folder.
  2. Right click any of the field names.
  3. Click Arrange By|Conversations|Show Messages in Conversations so that the Show Message in Conversations is no longer checked.

To apply this change to all Outlook folders:

  1. Select the View tab on the Ribbon.
  2. Click Change View.
  3. Click Apply Current View to other mail Folders.
  4. Select your entire mailbox and click OK.

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  • marc

    Why would any person ever want to turn off conversation view?

    It’s dumb to even think about it. It’s like saying “I am not going to use a computer; I like to do all my paperwork.” Did I mention it is dumb; the person that wants to turn off conversation view is inflexible and dumb. Get smart, adapt, and thrive; learn something new and improve.

  • a

    If, it actually did a good job like google than it would be worth using. It just looks at the content and guesses that things are related. Combining things that are not related. If it did it based off reply, then it would work…

  • Megan

    Its a great idea until you receive 356 webforms that all have the same subject and Outlook thinks it is all one conversation….

  • Craig

    “Inflexible and dumb” is assuming everyone uses Outlook in the same way. As Megan noted above, Outlook makes too many assumptions when combining items into conversations to the point that it becomes unusable to some people.

    Not everyone fits into your nice, tidy box, Marc.

  • Sreekumar

    That was useful. Many thanks