Windows Phone 8: Disable Conversation View in Email Inboxes

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By default, email messages inside the email app of Windows Phone 8 will be grouped into conversations. Although this feature makes your inbox more organized, it also causes problems when you want to find a particular email according to the time you received it. If you do not like it, this tutorial will help you sort out the problem.

1. Swipe to the left of the screen to access the app list, and choose the email account for which you want to disable the conversation view.

windows phone 8 email

2. Once the mail app is loaded, access its menu by tapping on the three small dots icon, and then choose settings to continue.

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3. In the settings screen, find the Conversations option. By default, this option is turned on. Move the slider to the left to turn it off.

windows phone 8 email conversation view

4. When you have finished configuring, just go back to the main mailbox, and wait for the app to reload. After the reload, all email messages will be listed separately and sorted by time. The screenshots below demonstrate the differences.

Before: Email messages are in groups. To see all messages, you have to tap on the thread to expand. Email messages inside a thread will be displayed with an indented space at the beginning.

windows phone 8 email conversation view

After:

windows phone 8 email sorted by time

 

 

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One Response to “Windows Phone 8: Disable Conversation View in Email Inboxes”

  1. April 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm, Chris said:

    I think the conversations idea is very confusing. It sorts emails by subject so for all the times you get emails with No Subject (I know it’s bad practice but if you’re quickly emailing a file it often happens) they all get jumbled together. Plus it’s not inconceivable to get emails from different people with the same subject anyway (“Your latest balance” comes from two of my banking companies).

    With a bit more thought it could work; using subjects and people, you’d have a nice threading system, but as it stands it’s clumsy and confusing.

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