Show sent messages in conversations
Show sent messages in conversations.
Nearly 800 votes and thousands of online pages and forum posts asking this same question, and it is still "under review" 3 years later. This is very basic functionality that is available on Windows. Please add this functionality to Outlook for Mac.
What is a "conversation" when you can't see both sides of the conversation? Lol
Chiranth Channappa commented
This is a showstopper for me from using Outlook for Mac. And it's really surprising why a basic feature available in the Windows version of the app can't make it to the Mac version in 5 years. (Yes 5 years, not 3 - requests for this feature on the answers.microsoft.com go back to 2015)
Seriously! This is a function available on PC/windows but I switched to a macbook and now I have to click into each thread to read my own replies?? How is that effective? It should mimic the same functionality as on windows.
Ali Abdulwahed commented
I'm in a very deep need of this feature
it will save a lot of time trying to chase old emails
"especially in email fights"
Wow! @ Alex, I've never noticed that before, clicking the header of the conversation shows the sent items in the reading pane, it definitely helps, not exactly how I want it but so much better nonetheless. Thanks for the tip!
What is gained by hiding basic functions?
Straker Carryer commented
How is this still not a feature after so many years? People are literally BCC'ing themselves to get around this? All we want is what we've had on Windows for so long...
Óscar Gómez Alcañiz commented
I know this answer comes a little bit too late, but I found a quick and dirty workaround, which doesn't really interfere too much with a normal workflow.
**Just add yourself as a recipient of your own emails.**
Simple as that. You will see your own answers in the conversation mode thread, since you will *actually receive* these emails. Your name will show as the sender so it's easy to see these are actually *sent* replies.
Not ideal, but it works and it's a non-intrusive workaround while we wait for Microsoft to fix what I can only describe as an annoying bug 😛
The fact that this has been under review for 3 years is pathetic...
Any update? This sounds like a basic feature, lack of which makes outlook painful to use.
I just noticed that this is a feature...but it's different than in Outlook on Windows. I have the list of emails sorted by conversation and the reading panel (where you read the emails). If I click on the > so that it turns into a V you see the conversation but with out the Sent emails (as you would see in Outlook for Windows) BUT if I click on the top most section (IE, the conversation) then I get the whole Conversation Thread INCLUDING THE SENT EMAILS in the READING PANE. (I guess just never click on the main conversation item before?!)
This has been under review since April 2017 and it's 2020. 😱
Just transitioned from PC to Mac for work and cannot believe this function doesn't exist on a Mac. It's super annoying to have to go to my sent folder to figure out what I wrote and I'm not interested in BCC'ing myself for everything as a temporary solve.
Filipe Florentino commented
I thought I was forgetting or imagining the responses I sent, until I realised this BASIC FEATURE was inexistent on Mac. What the point of conversations without this feature? Why take so long to fix this issue.
It says a lot about how Microsoft cares for the MacOS community...
Danny Shisler commented
Not having this feature makes Outlook for Mac almost unusable for me. It's so fundamental, I can't believe you released the feature in this state and haven't bothered to fix it for so long!
Conversations are useless unless I can see my contributions to them.
i was shocked when i first saw that this how outlook for mac works. its honestly pretty pathetic that microsoft allows their products to work this poorly, especially when they obviously can do it for PCs.
Heidi Fox commented
It is almost impossible to understand a conversation without seeing my own emails in it. Coming to a Mac from a PC this is a real disappointment