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How to search for emails by conversation in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2017-02-14

Normally, itโ€™s easy to search for emails by subject in Outlook. But do you know how to search by conversation? Conversations group emails by subject but ignoring subject prefixes RE:, FW:, etc. Therefore, is there any way to search by conversation? This article will complete your puzzle easily!

Search for emails by conversation in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleSearch for emails by conversation in Outlook

Actually, Microsoft Outlook provides the Messages in this Conversation feature to help you quickly search for all emails by conversation.

In the Mail view, right click the specified email which belongs to the conversation you will search by, and select Find Related > Messages in this Conversation from the context menu. See screenshot:

Now the search criteria [Conversation]:="test search emails by conversation" (test search emails by conversation is the specified emailโ€™s subject without prefix) is added into the Instant Search box automatically, and all emails in the specified conversation are found out and listed in the mail list. See screenshot:


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