The Secret To Sorting Emails in Thunderbird

Dear Computer Lady,

I am using Mozilla Thunderbird on my new laptop. All new emails show at the bottom of the page. Is there a way to reverse that so that the new ones are at the top?

Thank you for your help, Wendy

Dear Wendy,

For sorting your emails in Thunderbird, you can change the sort order by clicking right on the word, “Date” at the top of the column.

You will notice there is a small triangle to the right of the word, “Date” and by clicking, you change the direction the triangle is pointing in.

This toggles the sort order every time you click from oldest first to newest first and back again.



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