4. Sorting messages

By default, messages in your inbox, and in other folders, are sorted by date, with the newest message at the top. OWA provides many other ways to sort messages, which can help you to find a particular message or group of messages when you want to.

Clicking "Arrange by:" gives a list of sorting options to choose from
Figure 12. Sort messages

To re-sort messages, click on the label Arrange by: at the top of the message list (see Figure 12, Sort messages). You can then select a sort option from the list below:

Date
Sort messages by the date (and time) when they were received
Conversation
Group messages by thread - messages and replies appear together. Each thread or "Conversation" can be collapsed by clicking on the [+] next to it.
From
Sort messages alphabetically by sender
To
Sort messages alphabetically by recipient - most useful for sorting your Sent Items
Size
Sort messages by their size including any attachments
Subject
Sort messages alphabetically by subject line. Where the subject line begins with "Re:" or "Fwd:", this is ignored for sorting
Type
Sort messages into types - separates non-email items such as meeting requests
Attachments
Sorts messages depending on whether they have an attachment
Importance
Sorts messages by importance - low, normal and high. The importance is set by the sender.
Flag Due Date
Sorts messages according to the "Due date" assigned to them (see 5.1. Setting Flags)
Flag Start Date
Sorts messages according to the "Start date" assigned to them (see 5.1. Setting Flags)

Each of these sorting options has a default order, such as A on top, newest on top, or largest on top.

 Each sorting option can be reversed by clicking the description above your
            message list
Figure 13. Reverse the order of your messages

The sort order is shown next to the name of the sorting scheme, and you can reverse the order by clicking on the label (e.g. see Figure 13, Reverse the order of your messages).

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