Change your inbox count in Outlook

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There are a number of different programs available when it comes to office based publishing. The most popular is produced by Microsoft, Microsoft Office. Office and its cloud version, Office 365 are incredibly useful and businesses rely on Office for nearly every function. One program, Outlook – the email specific program – also has some features you can personalize.

Here’s how to get Outlook to display the number of unread emails, or emails in a folder.

  1. Log in to Office 365 and navigate to Outlook. Your folders should be on the left, including folders like Inbox and Trash.
  2. Right-click on the folder you’d like to modify to display the different counts.
  3. Click Properties from the drop down menu.
  4. Click General. Select either: Show number of unread items or Show total number of items.
  5. Click Ok.

You should now see a number, either in green or blue beside the folder’s name. Green is used to indicate total number of messages in the folder, and blue indicates the total number of new messages. If there is no number it means there are either no emails, or no new emails. Be aware that you can only select one option but you can always change the number displayed by following these steps again.

Assigning different counts to folders can help you keep track of different projects, and it is your personal preference as to which you use. If you’d like to learn more about Office 365 and Microsoft’s other products, please contact us.

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