Ignoring Conversations in Outlook

Recently, I received an e-mail which was also sent to 10 other people about organizing a meeting.  In my usual timely fashion, I replied only to the sender that I was unable to attend.  And, as I’m sure many of you have experienced, I continued to receive emails regarding the invitation by the other people who were invited because they select Reply All.  I don’t know about you, but I find this to be annoying and distracting.  If I already declined, I don’t need to know who else is attending or any information about the meeting!  So, the emails keep coming, I keep deleting and, I might add, getting annoyed each time!

Well, do you know about a feature in Outlook which takes care of this problem? I found it and just had to share it!


It’s the Ignore Conversation button found in the Delete group:      ignore


All you need to do is select the email you want to stop receiving, then from the Delete group, click on the Ignore Conversation button. This feature removes all messages related to the conversation that you select, and moves future messages of the conversation directly to your Deleted Items.

Who knew it was that easy?

Peggy Affannato

About Peggy Affannato

Peggy has over 20 years of legal experience as an Applications Trainer. Included in her responsibilities was the creation of on-going learning programs, as well as the development of course outlines, related e-learning modules and application documentation. Born and raised in South Philadelphia, she has been a resident of southern New Jersey since 1980. Peggy is a huge Philadelphia sports enthusiast. Eagles games are a weekly priority in her home - hosti 10 to 15 people (and sometimes more) watching the games on a 100 inch screen and providing food and drink for all.

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