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Outlook 2010: How To Display Total Emails in a Folder

By default, Microsoft Outlook 2010 displays total emails unread next to each folder in the navigation pane. In this Quick Tip I’m going to show you how to change this setting to display total emails instead.

Open Outlook 2010 and right click the folder you want to change. In my example I’m going to change the Inbox.

outlook 2010 inbox properties

On the General tab, Click the radio button Show total number of items. Click OK to save.

outlook 2010 show total number of items

As you can see from the screenshot below, my Inbox is now showing the total emails in the folder vs. total unread.

outlook 2010 inbox overload

As you can see from my screenshots, I changed the default color of Outlook 2010. Hopefully this didn’t throw you off because the steps are the same despite the color scheme you’re using.

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One Response to Outlook 2010: How To Display Total Emails in a Folder

  1. Quintus March 26, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    Is there a way to show the total emails in a folder AND the amount of unread emails in a folder. For example [1414/3125]

    Where as 1414 are the unread emails and 3125 the total emails.

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