Death to the Date Trick

If you've had an email account for more than four hours, you're aware that spammers assign odd dates and times to their drek to make it stand out -- giving it a date a few days in the future so it pops to the top of a list sorted by date or a date several years in the past so that it's buried and you have to root around to find it.

To avoid playing this foul game of hide and seek, I've configured my junk folders to display messages by status -- whether I've read them or not. Unread messages float to the top, making it easy for me to view the latest batch of spam, select it, and give it the heave-ho.

  
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