Outlook 2013 – Let’s take a close look at the Conversation Feature

The Conversation feature in Outlook 2013 can help you quickly group a set of emails which are a part of a single conversation thread.

Outlook 2013 - Let's take a close look at the Conversation Feature

Thanks to Microsoft for adding some really cool and efficient features in Outlook 2013 like the Conversation Feature. As the name suggests, this feature intends to sort your email messages in conversations for an easy access whenever you feel like. Not only, does this feature makes your inbox clutter free but also spares you time to devote on other important things to be done on Outlook. Conversation View is advised for a better and organized way of sending and receiving email messages in Outlook and if you are not using it and disabled it, then you are seriously missing out something big and very efficient. Since, we have already talked about how to turn on and off the Conversation Feature in one of our earlier articles, this time we will take a close look at its other aspects.

An important aspect to keep in mind while switching to the Conversation View Feature is to tick the checkbox stating “Show Messages From Other Folders Option”, so that not a single important email message related to a topic is missed out in your conversation view. Moreover, make sure to choose the “Show Senders Above Subject Option” to get a clear idea of with whom the conversation is all about. However, it is important to note that if multi line headers are used, then this option will reverse “From and Subject” order. Users must also be aware of a third option stating “Always Expand Conversation” that helps keeping all the information of the whole conversation intact without giving any scope for a miss out of any crucial information.

A useful tip while using the Conversation Feature in Outlook is to keep the reading pane towards the right side of the screen, so that it is easy to notice in a thread in a fraction of seconds. Whether you know it or not, but Outlook does displays all the emails in the Reading Pane, regardless of the position of the pane but viewing them becomes easier towards the right hand side. Apart from this, users are free to even apply a particular category to any conversation by simply implementing into a message. Outlook will then apply the same category to the similar incoming email messages automatically.

In case, you don’t feel the need of using the Conversation View in Outlook, then there is not liability on you to use it. You can simply open a Message and pick the related dropdown menu under the Edit Group in order to check out the whole list of messages related to a particular email message. However, this method is not as flexible as the conversation view, but it will still solve almost the same purpose. Users can also mute or ignore a conversation if need be by just choosing a message from a conversation and pressing the Ignore Button. However, experts don’t recommend muting or ignoring conversations as such, because they can be very important for you.

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