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Disable grouping email messages by conversation in Hotmail (Conversation Settings)

In its latest incarnation (summer 2010), Windows Live Hotmail added a new feature that allows you to group messages by conversation thread, in much the same way as Gmail presents your email messages and inbox (among others). This approach has some clear benefits, especially if your include yourself in all email replies, but it also takes getting used to. As often, Hotmail lets you customize this setting to your liking, and you can quite easily disable grouping email messages by conversation - and revert to the old Hotmail, original option, which is to display your emails chronologically, with the ability to sort messages by Date / From sender / Subject / Size. This tutorial explains how to turn off conversation grouping in your Hotmail account (edit your "Conversation Settings").

Turn off conversations in Hotmail

Follow these steps to restore your original inbox settings:

And this is all you need to do to disable and turn off email threads and conversation grouping inside your Hotmail account. To reactivate the feature later on, simply follow these same steps, but choose the other option inside the Conversation Settings screen.

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