Windows Live Mail 2011: Display Recipient Names in Sent Folder

   Posted November 3, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Windows

By default the Sent Mail folder in Windows Live Mail 2011 displays only the subject of the emails. Without seeing to whom the messages were sent, finding old emails becomes very difficult. This tutorial describes how to view the recipient names in the Sent Mail folder.

1. Launch Windows Live Mail (WLM) 2011 and log into your account.

2. Go to Sent Mail folder.

3. With default settings, you will see all sent emails like this (with no recipient names):

3. Switch to View tab, click on Message list->One-line view. Now, WLM will display recipient names of the sent mails.

 

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  • Stevejoernxu

    THANK YOU — PERFECT

  • Micarman

    Thank you, Thank you. Reading directions can be confusing for someone who is not very computer saavy. I especially appreciate the visual help showing exactly where to go and what to click on. Problem RESOLVED!

  • Guest

    This makes the display one-line view for all folders, though. Is there any way to preserve two-line view in other folders? I don’t want one line view in my inbox or other frequently used folders.

    I can’t believe Windows overlooked this glitch.

    • Anonymous

      I’m having this problem too. Will let you know if i find something 😉

      I believe that we need some extra tweaks. I can’t find that function in WLM

      • Wsn123

        Thats what i want too- the two line format, is there any way?

  • RBB

    The sender is visble in my sent folder but I can not sort on sender by clicking on the To column header. When I click on the To header it sorts by subject.

  • Boogedy

    Any luck RBB with your issue? I am having the same issue….

  • Steve

    The solution described does NOT fix the “All Sent Items” view in WLM 2011. It would be nice not to have to go into each separate e-mail account’s “Sent Mail” to find the “To” line information listed!

    • Larbachy

      March 07, 2012 at 11:05 am, Steve said:

      The solution described does NOT fix the “All Sent Items” view in WLM 2011. It would be nice not to have to go into each separate e-mail account’s “Sent Mail” to find the “To” line information listed!

      Steve,
      Did you ever get a resolution to this? The ALL SENT folder does not act like the SENT folder in individual accounts. I thought I was going crazy, but I see here and elsewhere that I am not the only one who has noticed this.

  • Terry Weston

    Tutorial is OK for the current Sent Folder, but my emails get sent to the storage folder Sent, and there’s no option to select the recipient’s name! How do I stop the emails beinf sent automatically to the sstorage folders?

  • Marshal

    I too have faced same issue a long back and found the best idea to replace windows-live-mail with MS outlook. Outlook has free method to fix such type of issues and it is very easy to manage inbox, outbox email for me by the help of outlook email client. So I have switched to outlook PST from windows-live-mail by the help of Stellar Phoenix.