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What is the diffenrence between the cloumns "From" and "Correspondents"? It seems to be identical.

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Both columns have the same content - the sender of the mail. The "From" content is in italic font face. There is probably a reason why,

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In the Inbox, you mostly need to see who sent the message to you.

In the Sent folder, you mostly need to see to whom you sent your messages.

So you need both a To column and a From column to satisfy these two situations.

Now if you save messages according to, say, their subject, and so you have a mix of both sent and received messages, to make sense of it you might need to have both To and From columns. But in most cases, if you showed both To and From, half of these would say that you sent the message, or that it was sent to you. You already knew that, so the To and From pairing wastes an awful lot of space.

Here is where Correspondents fits in: it intelligently tells you the other parties to a message exchange without wasting time and space giving you the redundant information about your own involvement.

If you don't file received and sent messages together then you probably have no use for Correspondents. And if it's important to know which of your own addresses was involved, assuming you have more than one account of your own, you may still need both To and From columns.

So, you don't need both From and Correspondents; I'd suggest you decide which makes most sense to you and remove the other. Given that your Correspondents shows the same as From, I guess you don't move sent messages and therefore you don't need Correspondents.

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In the Inbox, you mostly need to see who sent the message to you.

In the Sent folder, you mostly need to see to whom you sent your messages.

So you need both a To column and a From column to satisfy these two situations.

Now if you save messages according to, say, their subject, and so you have a mix of both sent and received messages, to make sense of it you might need to have both To and From columns. But in most cases, if you showed both To and From, half of these would say that you sent the message, or that it was sent to you. You already knew that, so the To and From pairing wastes an awful lot of space.

Here is where Correspondents fits in: it intelligently tells you the other parties to a message exchange without wasting time and space giving you the redundant information about your own involvement.

If you don't file received and sent messages together then you probably have no use for Correspondents. And if it's important to know which of your own addresses was involved, assuming you have more than one account of your own, you may still need both To and From columns.

So, you don't need both From and Correspondents; I'd suggest you decide which makes most sense to you and remove the other. Given that your Correspondents shows the same as From, I guess you don't move sent messages and therefore you don't need Correspondents.