i have conversations enabled as well as "show messages from other folders". i would like all messages to appear in the reading pane as well (not just the tree list). for example, if i reply to X and i look at that message from the inbox, the reading pane view will only show the original message from X as well as indicate that "you replied to this message on..." i want to see my reply without clicking on "find related messages" and without going into my sent folder. and without making a search folder.

is this possible? thanks.

  • What version of Outlook are you using? In Outlook 2013, there is a Conversation view which let's you see all the e-mails grouped together. – Sun Jan 14 '15 at 22:49
  • outlook 2013. i want to see all emails from a single conversation between myself and the other person in the reading pane. right now, if the last action was a reply by me, i can't see that reply without going into sent mail. – rose Jan 14 '15 at 22:56

Try Conversation View with the settings below. It works well for me:

In Outlook 2013, go to View Ribbon (Messages section):

  • Check on Show as Conversations
  • Select on "Show Messages from Other Folders"
  • Select on "Always Expand Selected Conversation"

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I am in the inbox, but the Conversation View will also display your Sent Items e-mails as well in the thread:

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  • Thanks...i think that's the best I can get. I'd like for the text of the sent email to show up in the reading pane, but this is helpful. – rose Jan 15 '15 at 17:01

No way. Sorry. It can't be done in Outlook currently.

  • that's what i was afraid of...bummer – rose Jan 14 '15 at 22:57

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