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Set Inbox To Show Unread Emails Only.

IT Problem

When in outlook 2003, 2007 ,outlook 2010 and OUtlook 2013you want to only see what emails are unread in your inbox. Below find instructions on how to set this in outlook.

IT Solution

The first way we can do this is to set outlook to the Unread Message Only view.
In Outlook 2003, first go to  View ,then select  Arrange By, then  Current View then finally Unread Messages in This Folder.

In Outlook 2007,first choose View , then select Current View and finally Unread Messages in This Folder.

In Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013  select  the View tab. then select  Change View within the Current View group.Choose Manage Views. select  Copy , pick a new name for your view, Ive used My Unread Messages. then  OK. Select the Filter button and then move to the More Choices tab. Select the Only Items That Are then  choose Unread.

Apply the remaining screens until you are back at your inbox.If you go to the view tab you can now see the view you created.

A second way we can do this is by making an Unread Mail Search Folder.

If you use Outlook 2003 or 2007, first choose  File then select New then click Search Folder. Select the option for Unread Mail and then click OK.

If you use Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 select the  Folder tab then choose New Search Folder in the New group section. select  Unread Mail and  OK it.

 

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Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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    wendy

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    Many of my emails are going into an unread mail folder rather than my inbox. Can you please tell me how to change this so all of my new emails come to my inbox? Thanks!!

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      Allen White

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      Hi Wendy,

      Nice simple one this, you have a filter applied, we can clear it by doing the following

      Click start = > run => then enter “outlook /CleanViews “

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        wendy

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        There isn’t a start button to click on in outlook.
        Wendy

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          Allen White

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          Hi Wendy, the start button or windows button in XP or windows 7. Click on that then click run. Or in the search box enter the command above :).

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    computer service

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    does anyone know the registry key to make the inbox in Office 2013 default to unread, in place of ALL?

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