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Finding Related Messages in Outlook 2007

Posted By On May 22, 2009 @ 10:02 AM In MS Outlook | No Comments

Finding All the “Relatives”

OK – so not really relatives in the sense of the annual family reunion – but instead related messages in Outlook 2007.

You know, when you’re looking at a message and thinking, “Now what else was I supposed to know about this?” or “What else did he send me?”

You could begin a search guessing what subject or text phrase to search for or you could let Outlook 2007 do the work for you.

Hmmm… difficult decision…

I vote for Outlook doing the work.

So here’s the “trick” to it.

  • First, you need to open the message.
  • Now, on the Message tab of the Ribbon you need to locate the Related button (right side).

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  • When you click the button you’ll be given two choices, Related Messages and Messages from Sender.
  • Choose one.

Instantly Outlook opens the Advanced Find dialog window and is already searching.

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Once the search results are returned you’ll find the list in the bottom portion of the dialog window. You can double-click on a message in the list to instantly open it without needing to navigate to its actual location.

The coolest part? 1) Outlook searched everywhere – Inbox, all your personal folder, etc… and; 2) it set all the parameters doing all the hard work for you.


~ April


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