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Email Message Filters in Big Sur - Please Help!

Guido d'Arezzo

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Mar 11, 2013
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I have updated to Big Sur. I used to be able to filter all of my email messages by say Sender so all messages from one person would appear in alphabetical order, but it now only gives me one option of filtering by Unread Messages. Can anyone help me please?
 

canuckRus

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May 18, 2014
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Big Sur has destroyed the mail setup lumping all email sectors together as one. It really is safer to hold off on OS system change overs.
 
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choreo

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Jan 10, 2008
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Midland, TX
I have updated to Big Sur. I used to be able to filter all of my email messages by say Sender so all messages from one person would appear in alphabetical order, but it now only gives me one option of filtering by Unread Messages. Can anyone help me please?
Same here
 
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Ruggy

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Jan 11, 2017
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It's annoying but it's still there: more or less.
If you go in the view menu you'll find the 'sort by' command is still there. You can still sort by 'From'.
But, yes it's hidden in the menu now.
And they have now introduced the 'favourites bar'. Well, I never saw it before but it was probably there.
It's near the bottom of the view menu to enable it.
You may have to define your senders as VIPs for instance to be able to filter by a sender that way
You drag a mailbox etc into it add it.
Also if you look for the 'customise toolbar' command in the view menu, you can get some more options there.
I didn't realise for instance that the 'unread' and 'read' icons toggle. I don't remember that happening before (that is they toggle one or the other then don't toggle on or off by clicking on just one of them which is usually the way these things work and what caught me out).

I don't see anything better the way it is now. Mail works ok but still is slower than Spark for instance and I do find it much more difficult to find things I'm looking for.
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Jul 23, 2020
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Murcia, Spain.
Same here

That's not quite true. The filter in the mailboxes view allows you to see only newly arrived messages that are unread, or all messages.

Any "Rules" that I've set up in Preferences still work, and as somebody else has said, I can still order the view in mailboxes by sender, subject, etc.
 
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jack63kids

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2014
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It's annoying but it's still there: more or less.
If you go in the view menu you'll find the 'sort by' command is still there. You can still sort by 'From'.
But, yes it's hidden in the menu now.
And they have now introduced the 'favourites bar'. Well, I never saw it before but it was probably there.
It's near the bottom of the view menu to enable it.
You may have to define your senders as VIPs for instance to be able to filter by a sender that way
You drag a mailbox etc into it add it.
Also if you look for the 'customise toolbar' command in the view menu, you can get some more options there.
I didn't realise for instance that the 'unread' and 'read' icons toggle. I don't remember that happening before (that is they toggle one or the other then don't toggle on or off by clicking on just one of them which is usually the way these things work and what caught me out).

I don't see anything better the way it is now. Mail works ok but still is slower than Spark for instance and I do find it much more difficult to find things I'm looking for.
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Thanks, That was helpful. I use the 'sort by' function a lot to delete a bunch of mail together. It's really not convenient to do it via 'View'; about 3 clicks to the previous one. I looked at the 'Customise Tool Bar' function which I always do when I get a new version, as I never like their default ones. I couldn't find a 'Sort by' icon in their list. Am I looking in the wrong place?
Ta,
J
 
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