Provide an option to Sort by Read or unread in Outlook 2016
Make a sort setting for "read".
As we can filter by unread right now but it would be good if there would be an option to sort emails by read or unread in Outlook 2016. Also like search folders, user should have the option to add Tabs besides All and Unread and provide their search criteria.
Emily Weiser commented
This is an absolutely critical function that is currently missing. Unread messages should be at the top by default. At a minimum, the ability to sort by read/unread is essential to both personal and business users. Clearly the system already knows which messages are read vs unread so this should be an easy function to add. The filter is useful only in limited contexts and not when you're generally viewing your inbox.
This is a very very basic concept and I was surprised to see the new Outlook does not have a Sort by Unread option. It is a MUST HAVE for business users
We need Sorting as per the “Read” option in Microsoft Outlook which is currently not possible.
It is important to sometimes stored the emails in a folder as per “Unread” messages so that the concentration on the pending Unread messages can be increased, time can be saved and overall efficiency can be increased.
Since Microsoft products stand for increase in efficiency, we request for noting this point for future updates and adding this as a facility.
Anish Jhaveri commented
Just like search folders, user should have the option to add Tabs besides All and Unread and provide their search criteria.
Groupwise had a sort option for sorting by date but with unread at the top. I can't believe Microsoft is making me miss Groupwise!
Tamas Csakany commented
I agree with the anonymous commenter. I'd also like to have it sort by priority as well. It's not a new idea. Lotus Notes has had this feature for years.
Please, provide the option sort by read/unread in the inbox automatically and always the unread emails at the top, sorted by date, and the read emails in the inbox below those, also sorted by date. It is very important for me have this option.