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How to sort emails by message size in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-11-29

Let’s say you want to view the emails with big message size in Outlook, how would you do quickly? In this article, I will introduce three easy methods to quickly sort all emails by message size in a certain mail folder of Outlook.

Method 1: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

Method 2: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

Method 3: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleMethod 1: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

This method will help you sort emails by messages size with the Arrange By command in the Ribbon or menus.

Step 1: Open the mail folder where you will sort by message size.

Step 2: Then click the Size in the Arrangement group on the View tab in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

Note: In Outlook 2007, you need to click the View > Arrange By > Size.

Then all emails will be sorted from huge size to tiny in the selected folder.

arrow blue right bubbleMethod 2: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

If you are showing a mail folder in the Compact view with Reading Pane on, you can easily click the By Date at the top of mail list > Size to sort all emails by messages size in Outlook 2013.


(1) The By date will show as other criteria depending on the current sorting criteria, such as By Categories, By From, etc.

(2) In Outlook 2007, the By Date shows as Arranged By: Date, while in Outlook 2010 it shows as Arrange By: Date.

arrow blue right bubbleMethod 3: Sort emails by message size in Outlook

When you close the Reading Pane and show all columns in a mail folder, you can easily sort all emails by message size with clicking the column header of Size.

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This was fantastic. Thank you so much for making putting this information together in a clear and concise manner and making it easily available.
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