I have also been plagued with this problem. Messages are grouped by conversation in Outlook 2003, but there may only be 2 messages in the first instance of the conversation, and 11 in the next. The two instances are often quite close together in the message list, but not always. _____ From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debbie Gillespie Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:08 AM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: Multiple threads , same subject Hi Neal: I am using outlook express and I do have the Group Messages by Conversation checked. What happens though is I have several threads of messages with the same subject line. AS I mentioned earlier, (well, maybe I didn't <grin>) not all mailing lists have this problem. Freelists seems to be the one that does the most. thanks very much for your suggestions. ----- Original Message ----- From: Neal Ewers <mailto:neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 1:33 PM Subject: [bct] Re: Multiple threads , same subject Debbie, if you are using Outlook, I'm not sure about Outlook Express, you can have your messages read by conversation topic. In outlook, go to the view menu, arrow right and read down the list until you get to messages read by conversation topic. Press enter. Now, all the messages with exactly the same subject will be read to you at one time. You simply right arrow to open the list of messages in that topic and arrow through the messages until you find one you need. If you want to delete the entire thread, simply place your cursor on the root of the thread and press Delete. If you're not using Outlook or Outlook Express, I don't think there is a way. On the other hand, does this list have an archive folder some place on the web? I haven't heard that it does, but if it does, that might also be a way. Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debbie Gillespie Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 12:26 PM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Multiple threads , same subject Hello all: If this question has been asked before I apologize. Is there a way I can have all of the messages related to a subject in one thread? It makes managing mail somewhat cumbersome. This only seems to happen with some mailing lists and not others. Thanks for any ideas.