Know More about the Conversation Feature in Outlook 2013

In this article we would look at discussing the Conversation Feature in Ms Outlook 2013 in detail and how it can help you go through several emails with ease.

Know More about the Conversation Feature in Outlook 2013

It won’t be wrong to state that Microsoft played it smart by adding an array of new and updated features in its latest MS Outlook 2013 version. One such feature that was missing in the earlier versions of Outlook except the 2010 iteration is the Conversation View Feature that now comes spruced up in the 2013 edition. Through this feature, the user can easily group threaded email messages together. Reading this article will enlighten you in depth about this amazing feature of Outlook.

Whether you agree or not, the main purpose of sending and receiving emails is conversation that is often done in a series of replies and it at times become frustrating for the user to search for all the replies to a particular email and come to a conclusion. So, to make things easier, MS Outlook 2013 comes with the Conversation View Feature. Not only will you be able to save a lot of time in searching threaded emails, but also you will be able to check out a particular email and its replies from the starting at one go through this fabulous feature.

When you opt for the Conversation View Feature in Outlook, you choose to make your email organized automatically with the latest reply appearing at the topmost position for an easy reference. Another advantage of using the Conversation View is that is helps in somehow cleaning the cluttered mailbox by grouping emails on a topic together at one location. Moreover, you get the choice to select particular folders for which you want to apply the conversation view feature.

Now, let us throw some light on how to turn on or off the Conversation View in Outlook 2013. First of all, you will need to go to the View Tab in Outlook 2013 and then tick yes the box next to Show As Conversations. In case, you wish to turn this feature off, you simply need to un-tick this box. The moment you tick it with a yes, a small box will come up listing three options. These three options are Switch All Mailboxes in Conversation View, Switch This Folder in Conversation View or Cancel the Change. So, depending on your need, you can easily choose the option that best suits you and enjoy the facility of the conversation feature.

A useful tip to make this feature work more efficiently is that you can even delete replies with same information. For this, all you need to do is go to the Home Tab and then under Delete Group, choose the Clean Up Option followed by Clean Up Conversation and all your emails with information that is redundant will be removed.

Since, a similar feature is already there is other mail clients like Gmail, so it might not look new to many of you but in case, you use MS Outlook, then using the Conversation View will be of great help. So, if you wish to save time and make your inbox clutter-free, Conversation View is the sure shot formula to do so in Outlook 2013.

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