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Status: New idea

Hi there, it would be nice to have an option to sort threads. When Thunderbird joins threads, it arranges them from oldest to newest and when a new email arrives it is added to the end of the linked threads and it would be nice to have the option to change the order so that the new email matching the thread is at the top of the list and the oldest email at the bottom.

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New member

I agree. Threads can be pretty confusing, and they only become more confusing if the newest email is listed last. The most important thing a person wants to see is the new email right on top. 

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Oh looks like it is not just me who is looking for the messages in the threads in the descending order. i think this is a bug because if I am sorting it via date and descending order, then the same should apply to conversation also (with the newest message on top)

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Absolutely agree to reverse the order or add a option to control that. look at the emails I received in threads, just paiful to watch.2024-01-10_132205.png

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Yes, we desperately need an option to view incoming email in the order received. Today, i spent 20 minutes searching for an email that came in earlier today, but was buried at the bottom of a thread. Seeing emails listed in the order they arrived is what I loved about Eudora.