Sorting emails by date sent after migration.
If you do an email migration, say from Exchange to G-Suite (IMAP), Outlook will sort the emails in each folder by way of date migrated, not the date sent. So if you do a migration at 23rd July, 2019, all emails will show the date received 23rd July, as this is the date they hit the G-Mail servers, and were received.
You can manually sort each folder via:
If you sort by received, then it will give them all the date that they were received at your email account / G Suite server.
It is fine to use this process if you have only a few folders, but some users like to create folders in folders in folders, and end up with up to 300 + folders in some cases.
To automate the sorting by date sent to all folders, I recommend the following process:
Sort by: Sent (descending)If that sorts correctly for that folder, then you can check the option apply to sub-folders.
Expand the folder tree and select all sub-folders, then click OK, and all emails will be sorted correctly.