I just downloaded eM client and I see a preference called “Set default date sort order”. I have this set to “New Messages on Top” but messages are still displaying at the bottom.
Just to be clear: this setting affects the chronological order in which email messages
within a conversation appear correct?
I guess it’s worth mentioning that it’s January of 2021 and I see this same issue being raised by other users in previous years
so I’m assuming this is a bug in this version of eM (8.1.1015)?
No, this setting affects the order of conversations in the message list. Messages within a conversation have always been ordered with the newest at the bottom, and there is no setting to change that.
I proposed a change some years back:
By default eM Client is listing messages in the message list with newest first. But the conversation list in the message detail is reversed, with the newest last.
How about being able to reverse the order of messages in the conversation list in the message detail, or at least making it the same as the regular message list?
By default eM Client is listing messages in the message list with newest first. But the conversation list in the message detail is reversed, with the newest last. How about being able to reverse the order of messages in the conversation list in the message detail, or at least making it the same as the regular message list?
If I understood you correctly, I don’t think users will find it useful to display both the Message List and messages within a conversation in ascending chronological order (i.e., newest last).
It’s a shame that there’s no setting to display at the top new messages within conversations. This is a turn off.
Thunderbird still displays the message list with the newest last, so someone must find it useful. I don’t and that is why I proposed allowing the eM Client user to choose for both the message list and the messages within the conversation.
At the time I made the proposal, I also thought so. Somehow, after years of doing this way, I have got used to it.
Not sure I want to pay for the license with this shortcoming.
This is not a shortcoming IMHO. Me too I got pissed at first (I have a message in this forum about it) but I quickly got used to it.
wow. doesn’t it take more time to argue about such a tiny simple feature as adding a sort option to conversations than just to just do it?
Just because you or I request a new feature, doesn’t mean that the developers will stop everything else to implement that. Would be nice, but we live in the real world.
All requests are taken seriously, though not all will be implemented.
However, you will be happy to know that our developers have been working on this. I recently commented about this elsewhere:
Version 9 of eM Client will introduce threaded views for conversations, in the message list, and there may be some different sorting options than what we have at the moment.