Mail threads have random chronology

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by whitman, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. whitman macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    I'm running Mail 12.4, Mojave 10.14.4, Mac mini. In Mail, many threads are suddenly showing their messages in random chronological order. I'm not aware of having changed anything that might cause this.

    To clrify the problem: I don't mean the "most recent messages at the top" thing, I mean that a highlighted thread will have, for example, the messages in the panel on the right going (top to bottom) May 11, June 5, June 27, May 11, July 10, June 27, etc. Random chronology (and timings).

    I started a post in Apple's forum, and they had me run Mail in a test Mac account, which did not show the problem. They then said I should check Mail's prefs and rules, but I have my doubts that this is relevant.

    Can anyone here suggest what could be wrong?
  2. whitman thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Can anyone offer any suggestions about what might be going on here, please?
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    Have you looked at your preferences, and or the View options?

    At the top of the list of emails, where is the caret and which direction is it going?

    Under Mail > View > Sort By, what is set and what is the sort order.

    You might be sorting on sender, size, etc.
  4. whitman thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Thanks MoBoMac, but I have checked prefs, including view. As I said, this is NOT about "most recent at the top" etc, but the appearance of a random order.

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