Can I sort within a sort, in folder view (eg., Name, Date)

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Baffin, Oct 2, 2007.

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    Baffin Guest

    Is there a way to sort a folder by more than one column?

    For example, I'd like to find a recent email from a friend (from whom I have
    many emails), so I click the 'From' header (in Folder view) to sort by
    name,... and now I'd like to 'sub-sort' by Date. Is there a way to do that?

    I tried sorting first by date (click on Date) and then by From, hoping that
    it would remember the former sort (ie., it'd be nice if when executing the
    current sort it would leave the existing display order intact within
    identical items of the current sort).

    If there isn't a way to do this, does anyone else wish there were?
     
    Baffin, Oct 2, 2007
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    Arrange your columns so the Date column is after and next to the From
    column.
     
    Ron Sommer, Oct 2, 2007
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    Baffin Guest

    Arrange your columns so the Date column is after and next to the From
    Thanks Ron! That worked. Surprisingly, it seems to persist even when I
    re-arrange the columns back to the way I had them (..., from, subj, date,
    ....), which is perfect for me but unexpected (I would have expected
    sub-sorting on Subj in that config).

    The WLM 'help' for sorting (titled 'Sort messages') doesn't mention any of
    this -- it doesn't even mention that clicking a column header is an
    alternative to View->Sort by
     
    Baffin, Oct 2, 2007
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    Baffin Guest

    Can anyone get the Sent Items folder to sort by To and then Date?

    On my system, it appears that the method described by Ron below works on the
    Inbox folder for From and Date but does not work in the Sent Items folder for
    To and Date. Weird, eh?

    Here are the steps to test it:

    Display the Sent Items folder. Make sure To and Date (or Sent) columns are
    showing. Arrange the Date (or Sent) column immediately after the To column.
    Click on the header of the To column (this should cause the column to be
    sorted by 'To'). Find someone to whom you've sent many emails and examine
    whether the Date (or Sent) fields for that person are in date sequence. For
    me, the dates aren't in sequence.

    However, if I display the Inbox and do the above with the From and Date
    columns, it works.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Versions = WLM 12.0.1606 on Vista Home Premium
     
    Baffin, Dec 9, 2007
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