I have a little problem that I wonder if you can help with.

In Outlook, I order my Inbox by Flag, then by date received, and then by sender. It works quite well. But what I'd like to do now is to order it by Flag, then by whether or not a message is unread, and then by received/sender.

(I want to do this because there are sometimes messages I don't read which get lost in the general morass, but which I still need to action).

I know that I could change the view to just see unread messages, but I'd rather have it as a standard view without having to swap. The only problem is that the "unread" option only seems to appear in the filter list, which then does just what I don't want it to.

I've not played with Outlook VBA, so I don't know if there's a solution there, and I could presumably also set a rule to flag all incoming mail, but that would then get confused with stuff that I genuinely want flagged and differentiated.

Any thoughts?