Sent items folder does not display who the email was sent to

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Ever since I was forced to switch to the hotmail connector my Sent Items folder displays my name and the subject in the email list rather than who I sent it to. The emails are sorted by Date. If I switch to sort them by 'To' it does list the name in the header. How do I get it to display the 'To' name in the sort list???


Ben M. Schorr [MVP]

Right-click the header area, choose "Field Chooser" from the context menu. When the field choose appears, find the "TO" field on the list and drag/drop it to the header where you want it.


I'm using outlook 2003 and have the same problem - I'm trying to sort my sent items into categories by adding folders within the sent folder that I can then drag certain messages into, but as soon as I do that they only display who they are from, not who they are to. Very frustrating. (If i arrange by"to" it loses the date order).

I don't understand the above reply - where's the header area? where do I drag and drop it to if I ever ind it? Being a bit thick - I need pictures!


Aha!! Found it - what you failed to point out to the likes of us simple folk, is that you have to turn off the reading pane to get to see the header area. I only figured this out by good luck when I investigated why the outbox looked different to all the other folders!

Please please give full instructions when giving advice. IT doesn't come naturally to most of us.
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