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How to remove date grouping/headers/separator in Outlook?

By default, there are date grouping, headers or separator which called Today, Last Week etc. in your Outlook mail list to separate or group your email messages. Actually you can remove this date grouping, headers or separator from the mail list and keep all email messages in a plain view. Please do as following tutorial shows.

Remove date grouping/ headers/separator by unchecking the Show in Groups

Remove date grouping/ headers/separator by grouping items by none

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arrow blue right bubbleRemove date grouping/ headers/separator by unchecking the Show in Groups

In this section, you can remove the date grouping/headers/separators of a specified email folder with unchecking the Show in Group in Outlook.

1. Get into the Mail view and open an email folder which you want to remove the date grouping/headers/separators from.

2. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please uncheck the Show in Groups in the Arrangement group under View tab.

If you are using Outlook 2007, please click View > Arrange By. And then uncheck the Show in Groups. See screenshot:

Note: you can click on the Arrange By: section under the Instant Search box and then uncheck the Show in Group in the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

After unchecking the Show in Groups, the date grouping/headers/separators will be removed from the mail list immediately in the selected folder.


arrow blue right bubbleRemove date grouping/ headers/separator by grouping items by none

Besides the above method, you can remove date grouping/ headers/separator by grouping items by none in Outlook.

1. Open an email folder which you want to remove the date grouping/headers/separators from.

2. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click View > View Settings. See screenshot:

In Outlook 2007, please click View > Current View > Customize Current View.

3. In the Advanced View Settings or the Customize View dialog box, please click the Group by button.

4. In the Group By dialog box, you need to

1). Uncheck the Automatically group according to arrangement box;

2). Select None in the Group items by drop down list;

3). Click the OK button.

5. Click the OK button to close the Advanced View Settings or the Customize View dialog box.

 

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    Dee · 5 months ago
    thank you so much for this post

    I know it takes time to prepare these posts and only a few seconds for the user to get what they need

    Happy holiday season wishes for your and your family
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    Roger · 7 months ago
    some of my group setting are working correctly but 2 major areas are still consolidating.
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    Ali · 1 years ago
    THANK YOU!!!! I was searching forever how to remove the "groups" filter - you seriously made my YEAR!
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    james wolff · 3 years ago
    Outlook 2016 - How to disable grouping in all folders, including new future folders. I know how to do it for each folder, but I want to apply to all folders, including any new folders I create in the future without having to do it to each new folder each time I create a folder.
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      Joyce · 2 years ago
      I am looking for this same answer. I've had to individually change it on hundreds of folders which is a waste of time! Thank you!