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Can I change the inbox settings to show incoming mail sorted by "date" received and not "from" as a default setting? I seemed to have done something that has changed this and cant get it back?

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Just right click on "Arrange by: From" and change it? –  Ramhound Dec 18 '12 at 14:44

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When you click on a field heading in Outlook (From, Received, Subject, etc) it will sort by that field. Clicking it a 2nd time will sort the same column in reverse order.

By default, Outlook will remember the sort settings you last used until you change them again. Sort settings are by folder, so if you change your Inbox to sort by date, it won't mean your Sent Items folder will sort that way automatically.

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It seems you need to double click the "arrange by" option (to, from date etc) and then it sets it. To change you can double click another choice. –  John Barratt Dec 18 '12 at 16:00
    
It seems you need to double click the "arrange by" option (to, from date etc) and then it sets it. To change you can double click another choice. –  John Barratt Dec 18 '12 at 16:01

Yes, you can achieve that by clicking on the fieldname and sorting on Date (latest messages first). Once done, it will remain, until you reset.

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