One Inbox, Multiple Perspectives…
We’re busy putting the finishing touches on our next release. Just waiting on Don, actually. In the meantime, we thought we’d pipe up and show you what a cinch it is to re-order messages so you can find what you want, quick.
Check out the title bar across the top of your Inbox. It looks like this:
Clicking on the title bar shuffles where your emails are. It gives you options. Viewing options. And you can always click Received to go back to the default viewing option, which lists messages by date.
“I want to group my unread (new) messages at the top.” Same here. So we made it easy. Click the button. Boom – the most recent unopened email is listed first. Want to see your oldest unopened message at the top? Click again – done. But now the message you’ve been avoiding longest steps right to the front of the line. So… is this the right moment? To click it? Your call…
“I want to stack all the messages I flagged at the top of my Inbox.” Can-do. Click the flag header – . Again, the flagged email with the most recent date tops the list. Sensing a pattern? If you click the flag again, whoosh – flagged messages flip to the bottom of your Inbox, with the most recent listed last.
What about viewing all messages that have attachments? No problem. Click the paperclip. The first click, as usual, lists attachment-packed messages from newest to oldest. Click again and you’ll see oldest to newest.
From and Subject do the same thing when you click on them, listing all your messages A-Z (click) or Z-A (click again) by who sent them (From), or by what they’re about (Subject).
Above your Contacts, you’ve got a bar with similar functionality. By clicking the “Name” button, you can flip your contact list from A-Z to Z-A. And if you click the circling-arrows icon beside “Name” –– you’ll switch from listing first names first to last names first. For example, go from Ben Hur to Hur, Ben. How’d you get his email anyway? Hur, Ben’s? That guy could sure drive a chariot.
We hope you’ll get clicking on these new ways of listing emails, even as we plot to give you more viewing options in the future. And thanks for your patience as Don finishes up on the next release.
The Yahoo! Mail Beta team