Outlook 2007 inbox message grouping like the Web App

  • Heki

    The Outlook Web App has this nice, default, conversation grouping. It hides all earlier messages in a conversation from the message list. When I click a mail, it shows the conversation thread in the reading pane.

    In Outlook 2007 I have tried grouping on received date, but it groups by minutes and not days. I've also tried grouping by conversation, but then I get this ugly tree in the list pane and I loose the "today", "yesterday", and vice versa groups.

    How do I make Outlook 2007 look like the Outlook Web App?

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  • Answers
  • Chris

    the Outlook Web App you are using is from Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. I didn't know that Outlook 2007 can connect to Exchange Server 2010. However, the functionality you are searching is part of Outlook 2010.

  • soandos

    Check this link (summary provided below)

    Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007
    View-> Arrange By-> Custom-> button Other Settings…->enable option: Show items in Groups
    Outlook 2010
    tab View-> button View Settings-> button Other Settings…-> enable option: Show items in Groups

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  • Questioner

    In outlook 2007

    I group mails in a folder by subject with mails in each subject group sorted by Received date (newest to oldest)

    This works fine; I tick 'Subject' and 'Show in groups' in the context menu of the folder's table header. Life is good.

    But the subject groups in the mail folder are sorted alphabetically. I would like the group which has the newest mail to be the first group. Similar to how the arrange by 'Conversation' works

    Can this be done?

    I'm not averse to an add-in/macro type solution if anyone can point me at examples of implementing custom sorting in Outlook

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  • spinodal

    Add "Conversation" (there is field called that) column to the columns by using "Customize Current View" and the "Fields" button. Then group by this column by dragging it.

    Did you mean that result?