I frequently get asked....
In Outlook I used to be able to sort by the "from" to find a message by a particular person. How do I do that in Gmail?
Bad News: You can't sort by the from in Google Mail
Good News: You CAN search by the from in Google Mail. Here is how...
Step 1: While in your inbox, click on the triangle in search bar at the top of the screen.
Step 2: In the From box, type the email address for the person you are searching for.
Step 3: Click the Blue magnifying class.
Step 4: You will now see all your emails that particular person sent you.
Note: You can also search by To, Subject, Has the Words, and Doesn't Have.