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I love Mail 5's new Conversation View. But, I don't like that it only shows messages sent to me, and doesn't show the messages I send.

Is there a way to show both messages I receive and messages I send in Conversation View?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Go to Mail-> Preferences-> Viewing and check Include related messages (under View conversations: at the bottom).

This will show "related messages", which (as far as I can tell) means messages that you send in the same conversation.

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This can also be turned on and off using the "Show Related Messages" item in the View menu – Brian Webster Jul 22 '11 at 14:30
What an utterly bizarre default option on the part of Apple. -1 – Justin Searls Aug 4 '11 at 19:15

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