How to Group Emails by Conversation in Outlook 2013

There are a lot of different ways to sort and view email messages in Microsoft Outlook 2013, and there is no “best” option that is ideal for everyone. One of the ways to sort messages is by conversation, which will group all of the email messages in a particular conversation so that you can conveniently view them all with a minimal amount of searching. If you like to group emails by conversation in other programs and want to set up Outlook 2013 with that behavior, you can follow the steps below.


Show Messages by Conversation in Outlook 2013

When you choose to group emails by conversation in Outlook 2013 it will display an arrow to the left of a message, which is the indication that there are other messages that are a part of that conversation. You can click that arrow to display those messages underneath the top message. Don’t forget that you can also use the search bar at the top of the message list if you are looking for an email and are unable to find it.


Step 1: Launch Microsoft Outlook 2013.


Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

click the view tab at the top of the window



Step 3: Check the box to the left of Show as Conversations in the Messages section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

how to view messages by conversation in outlook 2013



Step 4: Click the This folder button if you only want to sort the messages in the current folder by conversation, or click the All mailboxes button to sort all of your mailboxes this way.

click the this folder button



It can take a few minutes to sort all of the emails by conversation depending upon the speed of your computer and the size of the mailbox.

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