I want to sort my email in Gmail by the sender, rather than the date received, is there a way to do this?

  • Why do you want to sort by sender? Are you looking for one sender in particular? Why not just search for them?
    – x3ja
    Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 21:30
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    @x3ka - I want to be able to read through email from a group of senders, but I want to see each sender's emails co-located in the list rather than ordered by date.
    – LBushkin
    Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 21:32
  • function sort(){$mails = jQuery(document).xpath("//tr[td/div/span[@email]]"); $mails.tsort("td.yX>div.yW>span",{attr:'email'}); } works on the UI only. Selection is creating problem
    – LifeH2O
    Commented Jun 27, 2015 at 16:31
  • @x3ja Being able to sort by sender is useful when clearing out your inbox. I'm down to 93 unread emails. I'd like to cluster them by sender, so when I go through them if there are 2-3 by the same sender I can archive them all at the same time. In the 93 emails there are about 30 different senders. I can "Filter messages like these", but most of the emails remaining only have 1 result. And doing this requires 4 or 5 mouse clicks per email. If emails could be sorted by sender this would be so much faster.
    – AnnanFay
    Commented May 20 at 12:43

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Not yet. This feature is still on suggest list of feature for Gmail.

Suggest a feature for Gmail

  • The list of features suggestions to be voted was removed so each user should type their suggestions. Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 23:38
  • Was user suggestions completely removed? All I can find now is help documents, and "Post to the help community" which doesn't seem relevant.
    – AnnanFay
    Commented May 20 at 14:57

If you really need to do this, one way is to download your messages into Thunderbird, for example, and sort them there. Google has a philosophical objection to sorting (except for reverse chronological order by last activity, of course) and is unlikely to implement this anytime soon.

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