Outlook-A utility to automatically clean up long threads with lots of inbox/sent replies???

I heard this discussed a few years ago and at the time I don't think it existed.

Looking for an Outlook utility that will clean up long email threads containing redundant replies, and leave only the most recent???
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, AZ-Administrator.

I don't know of a utility that does this.  You could do it through a bit of scripting if you're comfortable writing code in VBA.  Each Outlook message does have a field that ties the messages in a thread together.  The big problem I see is that deleting all but the latest message in a thread presumes that the latest message contains the entire conversation.  If anyone in the conversation replied and did not keep the original message, then you'd lose the conversation to that point.
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AZ-AdministratorAuthor Commented:
that is true, i hadn't thought of that possibility, maybe i'll have to be happy with periodically cleaning up those old threads manually
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AZ-AdministratorAuthor Commented:
thanks, your answer isn't what i wanted to hear but i'm sure it's on target. thanks
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.
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