Email best practice

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Horsepower

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
It occurred to me today that I read and reply to emails in reverse. Although I have the newest emails at the top, I should be replying to the oldest unread from today. How do you all handle this? Thank you.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
You can sort it any way you like :) I (like most people) use newest at the top and try to clear all mail daily. I read in the reading pane and try to not mark messages read until they are 'finished' - so its basically unread mail = waiting to do something to complete them and read mail is completed and can be moved from the inbox. If i need to see everything that is unread, i create a view to hide read messages.




If you think you could work better by sorting oldest first, you can do that.
 

Horsepower

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
But can I sort "oldest first" and keep the rest sorted descending by day? Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
No, you can't sort a different way within the days - those who prefer oldest on top want the oldest date on top too.
 
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