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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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Perhaps you should add a screenshot of the web app and your current setup –  Ivo Flipse Feb 9 '11 at 14:22
    
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I had a look at it and it didn't seem to solve my problem. I'll add a screenshot. –  Heki Feb 9 '11 at 14:33
    
I hope it makes sense.. MSPaint is fail without a blur option in this case. –  Heki Feb 9 '11 at 14:56
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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.

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Aww, that's too bad. But yeah, it works like a charm, 2007 to 2010. I'm gonna accept this as answer. –  Heki Jun 1 '11 at 7:10
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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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I think this is what you are looking for View messages by conversation or thread.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/view-messages-by-conversation-or-thread-HA001135667.asp

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Hey Jamason, thanks for the reply. However, it doesn't give me what I want in the same sense the webapp does. I like the ability to view the whole thread (collapse and expand parts thereof) in the reading pane as opposed to the message list, like your example suggests. –  Heki Mar 3 '11 at 7:30
    
Sorry I do not belive that feature is avilable in outlook 2007 or 2010. –  jamason1983 Mar 3 '11 at 7:56
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