Changing and Managing Conversation message Titles
If I change the subject of an e-mail, it doesn't properly update the subject in the conversation list. If I instead select group "By subject", the subject is appropriately shown.
Perhaps you could make the display by subject similar to the conversation display so that e-mail with like subjects in other folders will show up in the group, and perhaps you could have an option to sort by date and subject like the way conversations are displayed.
Or provide more general flexibility to change the name of a conversation and have future e-mail become part of a conversation as people reply. Maybe people use lame or inappropriate subjects, so I would like a way to merge lame subjects that others use into the correct conversation. Maybe if those people are married to their lame subject, it would be helpful if that subject could be told to be part of my conversation name that I like better, but that person could continue to use his/her subject if they insist.
Showing messages as conversations is a great feature. However, when the message subject is updated or changes, outlook completely lose track of the conversation. So you can't update or change the subject, which would be helpful to understand what's happening on the e-mail thread with a quick glance. There could be some options like:
1) Manually include or remove a message (e-mail) with any subject to a e-mail thread;
2) Keeping the beginning of the subject the same and updating the rest of it. Creating this option would still allow grouping messages as conversations correctly by using a part of the subject (maybe needing a sign to differentiate the updated part "-" or "_" or ":");
3) Improve how the e-mail thread is tracked using the members in its thread. For example: when an e-mail is received/sent including a group of people (in fields: "to" or "cc") and a new message is added to the thread, with a different subject, but addressing the same group, a message asking if it is the same thread as the first one would pop-up. You would be able to hit "confirm" button or "deny". Even when 1 or 2 people leave the thread the message asking for confirmation would still pop-up
The list above contain just some examples, but there might be better ways to track messages viewed "as conversations" on both "modes" ((classic, conversational).
Emile Shlemon commented
Since last update, there is a new folder in Outlook 2016 called "conversation". I don't need this folder but when I try and delete it, it goes away for a few seconds, then a new one gets created. I don't need this folder, there needs to be a way to permanently delete it.
When viewed in Conversation view it seems the emails are always ordered by "Received" timestamp, there should be an option to view them ordered by "Sent" field. With sorting by "Received" sometimes if an email size is large it could be received late and would not be displayed in the correct order.
I agree too.
When i send mails over a group adress and i have to reply, all new mails will be in a new conversation (for each answer) instead of all mails in the same conversation.
I agree. I really like sorting my reading pane to group by conversation but for some reason people like to change the title of an email which will take it out of the grouped conversation. If there was a way to just click and drag an email to bring it into another email like a grouped conversation I think that would be great. That way I don't have to mess around with changing the subject.