Change Default Mail.app/Spotlight SORT ORDER?

chelsel

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May 24, 2007
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I love the Spotlight search integration in Mail.app... but the default sort by 'rank' leaves a lot to be desired... is there any way to **change the default sort order** to date received?

It makes more sense to sort messages in a Mail program by date than virtually anything else, at least for me.

Cliff.
 

chelsel

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May 24, 2007
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thanks... I'm aware of that... but I want the DEFAULT SORT ORDER to be configurable, or at least set to something intelligent besides Rank which is undefined and mostly incorrect for my needs.

DATE SORT is the only truly important sort for my purposes in a Mail application.

It's pretty idiotic to have to click "Date Received" EVERY SINGLE TIME I USE SEARCH IN MAIL...

Cliff.
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Ah right sorry for the witty response - didn't realise Mail didn't save that view for future use!

That's a bit of a bummer - there must be some line of code you can add to the config file that keeps that setting (must be a line of code in the config file that decides that rank is the view to sort).

I'll look into it for you - I've recently ditched Entourage and started using Mail after I found a really good Hotmail plugin for it.
 

chelsel

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May 24, 2007
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Did you ever come up with a solution to the sorting problem? It's such a minor detail but it is exceedingly annoying that the default sort is 'rank'...

Cliff.