Point #3, cursor onto the line that says "subject": and click. The messages
will then be sorted by subject. If the family name is first after Re: you
will get the families in alpha order (makes akk the more sense to put the
name in that Subject line when sending a message, doesn't it?)
You can click again on the Date Received heading to go back to the messages
being in chronological order. Click that again and you'll reverse the order.
If I am looking for a particular sender, I will find the name of a sender
whose name is near the one I want in the alphabet and click the Sender
column then scroll to the one I want.
Regarding the REPLYING to messages, the sender did not suggest that all
replies be directed to the sender, only the THANKS.
I find that, since the names I am researching are rare and only one comes up
even occasionally, the greatest use I gain from the site are the interesting
URL's that people send in and the ideas on where to research next.