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Sort email messages in Outlook

Sort your email messages in a way that's helpful to you. For example, sort by the name of the sender or the recipient, the date of the email message, its size, and other options.

Sorting options

These are the options for how to sort your messages:

  • Sort by Date

  • Sort by Category

  • Sort by From

  • Sort by Size

  • Sort by Importance

  • Sort by Subject

  1. Select Filter at the top of the message pane.

    Screenshot showing Filter by at the top of the message pane

  2. Under Sort by, choose any option you prefer to sort your email.

    Sort By

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