If you have hundreds of emails in your inbox, like me you will at some stage need to sort them just so you can get to the ones that you need to see. Maybe you are waiting on an attachment and you do not want to look through 100 emails to find the one that came in. The best thing to do is to move all the emails with attachments to the top so you only have to look through them for the important email you are waiting on.
How to sort emails in Thunderbird so the attachments are at the top:
- Open your Mozilla Thunderbird program.
- Go to your inbox which should be the first folder under the All folders heading on the left.
- Click on inbox. See the screenshot below.
- The emails in your inbox will appear in the right column. See the screenshot below.
- Above the emails each column is labeled. If you press on that label the emails will be sorted accordingly.
- If you press on the paper clip as shown in the screenshot below, the emails with attachments will be placed at the top.
- If you press this again the emails with attachments will go to the bottom.
You can press on Sender and the emails will be grouped together will all emails from each sender together. If you press on date, the latest emails that have just come in can be placed at the top or bottom. Just press it again to move them.
You can also go to the menu at the top of Thunderbird to see more options for sorting your emails.
- Go to the View menu at the top of the page.
- Choose Sort by from the menu.
- Then choose how you want to sort your emails in your Thunderbird inbox.
As you can see there are a lot of choices when it comes to sorting your emails in the Thunderbird email program.
Notes on sorting your emails in your Thunderbird inbox:
- I always like to have new emails coming in at the top of the page.
- When you sort your emails by sender it is easy to find an email from a particular person.