Sort email messages in Outlook.com

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.

Choose your version for instructions

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the new Outlook.com or the classic version. Choose the version you're using to see the instructions that apply to you.

IF YOUR MAILBOX LOOKS LIKE...

A screenshot of the top left corner of the Outlook.com beta mailbox

See Instructions for the new Outlook.com.

IF YOUR MAILBOX LOOKS LIKE...

A screenshot of the top left corner of the classic Outlook.com mailbox

See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the new Outlook.com

Sort your email

  1. Select Filter at the top of your inbox.

    A screenshot of the Filter button

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

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

Sort your email

  1. Select Filter at the top of your inbox.

    A screenshot of the Filter button

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

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See Also

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