Mail settings will not save

I want to set the order in which the email comes in with the most recent on top. When I try to do that in settings it constantly reverts back to Settings/Mail/Read to “Set Date sort order” Preserve current settings… it goes back to putting the most recent mails on the bottom.I do save it before closing.

Does it happen in all folders or only in some of them?

It happens with the incoming mail on the inbox folder. Emails that are sent to me do not come in with the latest sent on top, but rather the bottom. I have changed it in settings.

What happens when you click on the column header “Received” and sort them from latest?