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Disable "find related messages" in Outlook 2010

Good morning all

I have a need to disable the option in Outlook "find related messages" (where you right-click on an email and select "find related messages"). I thought this was a by-product of Conversation Views, so I have disabled that in GPO but all that does is grey out the ribbon.

Is there a way for me to remove the "find related messages" option from the Outlook GUI via GPO?
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arroryn
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Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)CEOCommented:
Why do you even need this? There is no such a GPO policy.
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arrorynAuthor Commented:
I don't have to do it via GPO; I'm open to any solution - since my research is yielding no GPO solution.
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Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)CEOCommented:
You can't. You'll need to disable search functionality in Outlook completely to achieve this. If you select the "Find related" option, you can see that all Outlook does is fills the search box with appropriate search query.
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arrorynAuthor Commented:
But is uses the search string [conversation] - so can I prevent Outlook indexing from using this as an option?
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Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)CEOCommented:
No. Outlook uses the same search mechanism to group messages by conversation. Generally speaking, no way. And no need to even bother.
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arrorynAuthor Commented:
I have to bother, otherwise I wouldn't be asking the question.
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Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)CEOCommented:
Maybe you can explain the reason why you want this. Then maybe we'll find another way to achieve your goals.
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arrorynAuthor Commented:
I have ended up changing the user mailbox, as opposed to changing the way they work with their phone. But will accept Alexey as an assisted solution also.
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arrorynAuthor Commented:
I changed the way Outlook is configured, rather than the way the user works with the phone.
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