Microsoft Outlook Update Brings 'Ignore Conversation' Feature to iPhone and iPad

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Microsoft has released a new version of its Outlook app for iPhone and iPad that includes a new feature allowing users to remove repetitive multi-reply email threads from their inbox.


In Microsoft speak, a Conversation is the complete chain of emails from the first message through all responses, and the messages of a Conversation have the same subject.

The new feature, called Ignore Conversation, is specifically aimed at getting rid of company-wide email threads that build up in the user's inbox as other people keep replying to them.

Microsoft's release notes for version 4.36.0 of the app describe Ignore Conversation as follows:

Sick of that company-wide email that everyone is still replying all to? So are we. Stay focused on what's important by getting it and all future replies out of your inbox and straight into deleted items with our new Ignore Conversation feature.

The feature has actually been available in Outlook on other platforms for some time, but this is the first time that users accessing their emails on iOS devices have been able to use it.

Microsoft Outlook for ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ is a free download available from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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21 weeks ago


Could MacRumors add an "Ignore Microsoft" feature to its site?

Why? Word and Excel are both market leaders with nothing else coming close. I still run macros in the latest version of Excel that I wrote in the 1990s. Similarly, Outlook is a market leading email application, particularly in the corporate world where emails are still the main form of written communication.
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21 weeks ago
I gotta say. I'm really enjoying this app on iOS. Definitely my default email client (hell, between this, the work they're doing with Android and Xbox Game Pass on PC, I'm loving what Microsoft is doing right now).
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20 weeks ago


This is a nice feature. Our company announce new hires with a company-wide email, which is useful to keep with staff changes. But invariably it's followed by a flurry of "welcome" replies, none of which we need to see.

Sounds like they need to learn to use BCC
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21 weeks ago
This is certainly nice to have, but Outlook Mobile has still a long way to go. Many missing features stop me from using it on a daily basis. On the Enterprise though Outlook Mobile is very good.
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