viewing emails in outlook 2003

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
we are using outlook 2003 as our email client i need help on the following issues:
when i open outlook 2003 and i choose to arange the emails in my inbox by the from option: Emails are arranged by from who they are sent by but i would like to make outlook display the number of emails that is sent by each sender

second i would like to know how the arrange by conversation works.
Question by:mzhaim
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    Expert Comment

    Hello mzhaim,

    Outlook natively does not have the ability of showing the number of emails snet by each sender.  You can count them manually.

    Arrange by conversation view is threading all the emails that had with a person.  For example, when a person sends you an email, you reply to him. He replies to you.  Outlook groups those emails together so you can see all emails going back and forth.

    Hope this helps!

    Author Comment

    hi war1

    on some user pcs when i arrange the emails by from example mzhaim all emails from mzhaim are grouped together and there is the number of emails in the group( inaddition there is a + and - sign where the list of emails are expanded or hidden

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    Accepted Solution

    Hallo Mzhaim!

    You can group emails from 'From' field and bunch them together and also expand as well as collapse the groups.
    Launch Outlook and select any message but do not open it. Click on View>Arrange By>Custom
    Click 'Reset Current View' button and then 'Ok'
    Click on View>Reading Pane>Off

    Once this is done, sort by 'From' field and then again click on View>Expand/Collapse and choose 'Collapse All Groups'

    Let us know if this doesn't help.


    Author Comment

    how can i make outlook display the number of emails in each group
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    Expert Comment

    by default Outlook 2003 displays that. Are you able to group it but not view number of emails in each group. It will appear as Name (# Items) where # would be total number of items

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