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Outlook for Mac 2011 does not include an "ignore conversation" feature out of the box. Is there a way to simulate that with other functionality (e.g. categories, rules, plugins, etc)?

What I want to accomplish is to be able to flag a certain email subject as something I'd like automatically deleted. And to do so easily with a click or two. Is this possible?

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You can create rules in Outlook 2011. You should see a rules button with purple arrows on it in the middle of your toolbar. Or you can go to Tools->Rules... There you can create rules (and save them to be used easily in the future) to automatically remove emails based on senders, subjects, kind, flags, etc. Perhaps you can create a rule there that will help you delete unwanted emails.

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it takes far too many clicks to create a rule for this! i want to easily ignore conversations right from my inbox –  jlarson Dec 11 '13 at 15:35
    
@jlarson You can create a rule one time and then have it saved to apply to future emails. I don't see another way to do it, immediately. You could always just click delete and move on. –  manalishi Dec 11 '13 at 17:50
    
"click delete and move on". That's what I do today. But often I'll get roped into a thread which gets a ton of back and forth and it gets very annoying to keep getting emails I don't care about. There are several of these a day and so managing it with a custom rule is a pain. I hope future outlook-for-mac includes ignore-conversation as a built in feature! –  jlarson Dec 11 '13 at 18:55
    
In Outlook:Mac, there's a "send feedback" item under "help". Click it and tell Microsoft that you want this feature. Tell them why you want it and how you would use it. Be verbose: the better of a case you make, the more likely it is that it will be considered for a future release. "I want this feature" isn't nearly as useful as "I want this feature because …". –  nadyne Dec 15 '13 at 5:33
    
Not the ideal thing but you can "ignore the conversation" from webmail (Outlook via web browser), if your firm provides one. –  shazmoh Jun 25 at 14:52

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