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Disable grouping by Today, Yesterday, Week etc…

All my messages are automatically grouped by Today, Yesterday, Monday, Tuesday, Last Week, 2 Weeks Ago, Last Month, etc…

How can I set Outlook to show all my mail as a plain list without this grouping?

Group By Date buttonOutlook automatically groups emails based on your arrangement or sorting selection. This View setting can be changed in the following way;

  • Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007
    View-> Arrange By-> disable: Show in Groups
  • Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016
    tab View-> expand the Arrangement box via the Expand Ribbon Gallery button-> disable: Show in Groups

Show in Groups
Expand the View Arrangement Gallery to see the “Show in Groups” option.

Disable it via View Settings dialog

An alternative way to disable this option is via the View Settings dialog

  • Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007
    View-> Arrange By-> Custom-> button Other Settings…-> disable option: Show items in Groups
  • Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016
    tab View-> button View Settings-> button Other Settings…-> disable option: Show items in Groups

Disabling “Show items in Groups” via the View settings.
Disabling “Show items in Groups” via the View settings.

Note: To apply this change to multiple folders at once see; Applying custom views to all folders at once.

Extra Tip:
To see all your messages in a Single Line table view with clickable columns, change your view via the Change View button on the View tab to the Single layout. For more details and alternatives see; Message header info shown on 1 or 2 lines in the message list.


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