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Old 05-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Emerogork Emerogork is offline Windows 7 32bit Office 2010 32bit
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Default Outlook 2010 "Unread Mail" folder missing

Just installed this the other day.

Office 2003 XP had a folder for all unread mail. No matter which folder the mail was sent, it would also show up there until it was read.

Is it gone? Is it hidden?
I want it to be right up there in my "Favorites".
Oh, wait a minute, there is no "Favorites" folder either...
Maybe it is hidden inside a hidden Favorites folder...

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:55 PM
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http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...010355884.aspx
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:06 PM
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Been there, tried it. It looks like it only creates an unread folder at the bottom of the list on only one e-mail account. I would like to have it at the top and show all unread mail for all accounts.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:21 PM
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Default Missing Unread Mail folder...

Hmmm, no answer to this? Does this mean that there is no universal Unread Mail folder that lists all the unread mail for all accounts in my outlook? If this is true, is it even reasonable that I have to look into all 50 folders every time I bring in mail to see if anything exists in them? I cannot even just scroll down the narrow list because folders that are sub-sub folders have that information off the screen. I will also have to create only very short folder names. I guess I should not even think of looking for a universal Drafts, sent items, or Outbox. I don't recall reading that Outlook can only handle one e-mail address. This is messed up crazy... Em P,.S, This was written in paragraphs but it shows up as one,... How so?
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:36 PM
Kaneto Kaneto is offline Windows 7 Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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Unfortunately there is no real "Universal Inbox" for Outlook 2007 or 2010. You can opt to have all mail delivered to a single store, but if you're directing new mail to that many folders then that's probably the opposite of what you want (and it doesn't even work for IMAP and Exchange accounts).

The best I can suggest is to add the folders that you receive mail in to your "Favorites" section, so you can at least see the indication of new mail in the folders without the full folder path crowding the Nav pane.

-SW
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:10 PM
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Unfortunately there is no real "Universal Inbox" for Outlook 2007 or 2010. You can opt to have all mail delivered to a single store, but if you're directing new mail to that many folders then that's probably the opposite of what you want (and it doesn't even work for IMAP and Exchange accounts).

The best I can suggest is to add the folders that you receive mail in to your Favorites section, so you can at least see the indication of new mail in the folders without the full folder path crowding the Nav pane.

-SW
Interesting, was this available in 2003 version? Maybe it was there by default and I did not have to enable it.

I don't see any option for favorites Folder. That is probably what was in the previous version.
I am wondering if all I have to do is to switch it on somehow.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:56 PM
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Outlook 2003 does have the Favorites section like the later version. If you're not seeing it, you are likely looking at the Folder List view for the Nav Pane, rather than the Mail list. Favorites only show when you're looking at only the Mail folders. Click on the Mail button at the bottom of the Nav Pane and the Favorites should show up.

-SW
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:21 PM
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Outlook 2003 does have the Favorites section like the later version. If you're not seeing it, you are likely looking at the Folder List view for the Nav Pane, rather than the Mail list. Favorites only show when you're looking at only the Mail folders. Click on the Mail button at the bottom of the Nav Pane and the Favorites should show up.

-SW
Way to go, Kaneto.

I wonder why nothing in the documentation mentions anything about the Favorites folder at all. Believe me, I have been looking.
I cannot imagine why there would ever be an option to lose the favorites let alone them being hidden by default...

Thanks many....
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:02 PM
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Default Set a Search Folder and add to Favorites

This is in the Help.
Restore the Unread Mail folder

The Unread Mail folder is a default Outlook search folder. If deleted, you can create it again.
  1. In Mail, on the Folder tab, in the New group, click New Search Folder.
Keyboard shortcut To create a new Search Folder, press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  1. In the Reading Mail section, click Unread Mail.
  2. Click OK.
Note Use these same steps to restore any default Search Folder. In step 2, in the New Search Folder dialog box, click the Search Folder that you want to add.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:24 AM
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Default Nailed it!

Thank you Pacific Voyager! You nailed it, I now have my Unread Mail folder.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Thanks, but it was in the MS Office Help all the time. RTFM, as we used to say.

Cheers
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helped me too
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