It is usually most convenient to sort your email by the date received. You might
also configure your client to automatically check for new email.
you check your mail, your email program connects to your email provider's email
server over the Internet, often with the POP3 protocol,
and downloads incoming mail and stores it in your email application's Inbox.
not currently open, then you can open it so you can see any new mail.
for reading email are summarized below:
- Sorting. If the email
in your Inbox aren't listed by Date Received, then sort it on that column
(usually by clicking on the column title), so that the most recent email
is shown at the bottom of the list. Clicking on the column title again
reverse the sort so that the most recent items will be shown at the top.
You can also sort the email by sender, to collect all of the email from each
person together. However, you should always sort it back by Date Received, or you won't be
able to find any new mail that arrives, because it won't necessarily be at the
top or bottom of the mailbox where it is easily noticed.
It is generally convenient to set your check mail option
to automatically connect to your email server every 15 minutes or so to check
if you have new mail. You can also check your mail manually at any
time by selecting the Check Mail button or menu item.