I am a former PC user, and when I want to find an old email from a certain sender, I would go to the inbox, highlight "From" so that they are listed alphabetically by sender, then begin typing the sender's name and it finds them. In Mail, when I highlight "From," then type a letter, it goes to the first letters of the "Subject" column rather than the Sender. The more I mess with it the more it does inexplicable things - like going to the Sender but I don't know why. And don't tell me to use the magnifying glass search thing - then it finds all kinds of random emails that have the letters in the body or whatever. Thanks for the help.