In addition to the "Date" field available for the folder view, I request a "Received" field which timestamps messages with the instant the message is first retrieved from the POP server. Outlook has had this feature for at least two years, and it is quite important in order not to miss incoming messages which may have an older "Date" timestamp and hence show up hours (or even days) back in the current configuration.
You can indeed sort by order received -- View|Sort by|Order Received. It's just not available in our list of columns for the thread pane.
Yes, however using the menu is a long and convoluted process compared to clicking on a heading like you can with all the other sort criteria. Some way of trivially doing this would be appreciated.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72463 ***