It is genuinely surprising that this is not a feature. I, personally, would greatly benefit from being able to pin emails to the top of a folder/inbox. I saw someone had posted last year asking if this was an option and I imagine that there are more than enough users who would utilize that as well to warrant implementing it. For whatever reason, the mod who replied at that time felt the need to call this idea silly. Silly how? 🤔 (There is not a valid answer to that so ignore the question.) I'm not sure how it could be hard to understand why tags and stars (which I do use) are not a suitable alternative to this, as they do not serve the same particular purpose.
There are often messages I wish I could pin to the top of my inbox; to serve as a reminder and/or to have it readily available while they're awaiting my attention. I do not want to have to use a filter, change my sort order, navigate between folders, or use other means to seek out certain messages. That is counterproductive for me. My inbox typically has at least one "page" worth of unread messages at any given time. And even though many of them are for dealing with a later date, segregating them in their own folder will just be a deterrent for me - Especially these days as my work load is overwhelming. So, I would like to pin higher priority messages to the top of the list while also having the rest of my messages visible below; in the same sort order and what not.
Can we take a vote?