Open and Save dialog boxes are sorted reverse alpahbetically by default

I have a user that experiences the same frustrating experience every time she restarts Apple Mail. All of her open and save dialog boxes in Mail are sorted from Z to A. She can click the name field to change the sort, but it will return to Z-A if she quits and reopens the program. The Finder is set (and stays) at A-Z. Other applications do not exhibit this problem. I am loathe to reset the preferences since that means having to set up accounts again. Restarting the computer and removing user caches made no difference. Any suggestions?  This is an iMac Mid 2008 running Mac OS X 10.6.8.

I solved my own question through trial and error.
Just select "None" on the dropdown selector (see screen capture, above) and the Open/Save dialog will revert to the older version.

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