Is there a way to sort the email I get in Gmail by the subject?

I don't mind if I have to use a Greasemonkey script, but I haven't found anything relevant.

I don't want to use third-party email applications to do this. I want to be able to sort my email using the Gmail web interface.

  • 1
    The best bet is to use Thunderbird with gmail's imap settings
    – Benny
    Jan 27 '11 at 23:05
  • @Benny: I'd agree, but that doesn't meet with the "no third-party apps" criteria.
    – ale
    Jan 27 '11 at 23:49

It's not possible, even with greasemonkey, as some of the messages/conversations you want to sort might not be on the page at the time — they could be pushed back to pages 2,3,4,etc, and thus invisible to greasemonkey.

But this is google, and google is, after all, founded on search. If you click the little Show search options link just to the right of the search box, you'll get a page that allows you to search based on subject only (as well as many other fields). This is likely a lot more efficient than sorting anyway.

  • thanks a lot for the information. in general you are right. filtering is must more efficient then just searching by subject.
    – ufk
    Feb 7 '11 at 13:27
  • Search isn't always a substitute for listing. One requires recall, the other only requires recognition. Dec 22 '14 at 21:49

You can use the Filter option to automatically apply filters to e-mails as they come in. You can filter them by subject (ie: A webletter e-mail prefixes itself with the company's name thus you can filter e-mails out using that particular search string.)

You can also what Joel suggested and use the Seach Bar at the top.

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