Ignore Conversations in Outlook 2010

By: standss , Apr 3rd, 2012

Have you used the Ignore Conversations feature in Outlook 2010. Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 have the ability to view emails by conversations that most readers are already familiar with.

Outlook 2010 added an interesting new twist to this… you can right click over an email and then click Ignore.

The selected email (and all future emails that are part of the same thread/conversation) will automatically be Deleted (moved to the deleted items folder).

You will never be bothered by that particular conversation again!

I have to be honest… I don’t use the feature much myself but I can think of the following situations where it will be useful:

  1. You have been CCed on an email in which you are really not interested. The email had many recipients and a “discussion” has started with everyone doing Reply-to-All
  2. You are part of an email mailing list and a topic is being discussed in which you have little interest. In this situation, everyone in the mailing list gets a copy even though their names are not specifically in the To or CC fields. You don’t want to unsubscribe as there will be other current or future topics that you want to be part of. The solution… use Outlook to ignore just this topic.

Have you used the Ignore Conversation feature. Do you find it useful? Are there other Conversation View features that are better? Let us know by leaving a comment on the blog.

One Reply to “Ignore Conversations in Outlook 2010”

  1. Yes, when I am CC’ed continuously about a task or instructions that has nothing to do with me. I love this option. Keep it..Dont remove it.

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