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Sometimes people create a new blank e-mail to respond to an old email conversation, which makes my job more difficult because I have to find the last conversation to remember what they are talking about.

  1. What is the best way to fix this?

  2. I want Gmail to show emails in the inbox by email-address. If that makes any sense, i.e., in the inbox I want to see emails by sender, and when I click on a line in the inbox, it will show me all that the person ever sent me, in only one page.

Is it possible?

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migrated from superuser.com Aug 8 '11 at 3:23

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Gmail doesn't support sorting by sender however their search bar can be very helpful for this.

There have several key words such as FROM: TO: SUBJECT: LABEL: .... If you're looking for an email from Joe Blow you can search for all his email by

  • FROM:Joe Blow
  • FROM:joe.blow@email.com
  • FROM:Jow
  • ...

For more info about the keywords or how to use them see Google advanced search.

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