I want to thank everyone for trying to answer my question about why
incoming mail is received so unorderly. I had so many helpful people, I
can't thank them individually.
For those of you interested in the answers - here they are (for those of
you not interested - delete now!).
To begin with - Netscape incoming mail can be sorted in various ways. I
found date and then by 'thread' to be most useful.
Some messages get sent by various servers thru different channels, which
sometimes causes them to arrive at different times.
Whatever your computer's time and date is set at, will affect what is
put on the e-mail. Also time zones cause different times to be on the
As it was also pointed out - E-mail is a weird duck - and - Snail mail
arrives at different times. So I quess we'll all have to live with it.
BROSIUS, COON, CREIGHTON, CROUSE, CURTIS, DRAKE, FISHER, FRITSCH,
GREGORY, GUENTHER, GURNETT, HARIET, HARTER, HEWSON, JOHNSON, KIRSCHNER,
KODIAK, MEINHART, PROSEUS, RAPP, SCHRADER, SCHROEDER, SCHWAGER, WRIDE,
ZIPPERLE & more that won't fit.