Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Gmail labels and date sorting

When you apply a label to a GoogleMail message that message is sorted by the date that label was applied (not the date of the latest email in the conversation) - which can be a bit confusing as the Inbox messages are sorted according to latest dated conversation?! Is this a bug or a feature....

Anyway you can get Gmail to resort all your messages in a particular labelled directory/folder by going into the folder and selecting all messages in folder and reapplying the same label - magically the messages will be sorted according to lastest conversation date!

An alternative approach (which keeps the same ordering in the original folder) is to again select all messages in the folder and the apply a new label - this new labelled folder will contain a properly date sorted list of emails.

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