Enable conversation view on certain folders only


I would like to use conversation view but it has a serious problem for me. It either applies to all folders or to none, I cannot choose which folders it applies to. This means that my sent mail folder now includes all mail related to every thread I’ve sent mail on - not just sent mail. So now my sent folder has an unread mail count on it, which is distracting and misleading.

I have several folders where it makes a lot of sense to have conversation view on - particularly discussion lists and project related folders, but I can’t use it because of the above problem.

Is there any work around to this?

Thank you.