Solved

Outlook clean up conversation for Gmail

Posted on 2016-10-26
5
11 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-17
Im looking for something that works just like Outlooks feature of clean up but for Gmail. I have so many redundant emails from conversation chains that i want to delete all those and keep the current email which has the entire conversation. Does Gmail have something built in just like Outlook for this? If not is there an app that can accomplish this take?

thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:IT_Fanatic
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jmac44
ID: 41861330
I'm fairly certain there is not an app for it. Google is very protective of your (their) email and how you (they) store it. If the feature isn't already built in then you get what you get. Perhaps there's a super Gmail user that does know of way to do this. Are these chains from multiple people? The reason I ask is because when I test this from another account and send replies back and forth the entire thread is contained and doesn't appear to be unmanageable. Perhaps I don't understand exactly what you want to remove. Can you show me an example?
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Fanatic
ID: 41861455
Let's say you and I are writing email back and forth. The subject of the email is servers. We have 20 emails in the chain. The newest email shows the entire chain. So I want to delete the other 19 redundant emails rather than keeping all 20.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jmac44
ID: 41861508
I see. Well I don't think big brother gmail works like that. I might be wrong but... I'll check it out and see if I can delete the previous replies and let you know and if there's an efficient way to do it.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
IT_Fanatic earned 0 total points
ID: 41884655
I found a solution and the only one that worked as suggested on the spiceworks forums. Install gmail via IMAP on outlook and the cleanup tool works
1
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IT_Fanatic
ID: 41891148
The only option that worked
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Check out this infographic on what you need to make a good email signature that will work perfectly for your organization.
Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now