Ignoring a Conversation Chain of Emails in Outlook
We’ve all seen it – an email that comes out – perhaps someone erroneously replying to an entire distribution list, sparking hundreds of ‘did you mean to send this to the whole dist list’ replies, quickly followed by the obligatory ‘please stop sending me these mails’, ‘everyone – stop replying’ and of course the ‘I have no idea about any of this’ confused replies.
Whilst it can make some amusing light reading, it’s generally a pain, flooding your mailbox with hundreds of mails sometimes (yes, hundreds).
But, there’s an easier way to deal with this – and any other conversation you have a) no interest in and b) don’t feel like telling the sender this.
Simply right click on the message and select Ignore
You may get a prompt asking if you’re sure you want to ignore the conversation. Go ahead and liberate your mailbox!
Now, what this does is moves the conversation into the recycling bin, along with any replies. It’s important to note however, that outlook links messages based with the same subject line received within 30 days of the last mail on that subject – so if the mail you wish to ignore has a fairly generic subject line, then you may not want to go ahead with this.