Bring back the Unread Mail from All folders option
In Outlook for Desktop and Outlook Web Access you have the ability to view All Unread Mail from All Folders. Now you don't have this option in outlook.com (Office 365 email). If you have mail filtered to a ton of folders this becomes a headache and is causing me to re-work my workflow for email
Derek R commented
In the folders pane, we have the "Favorites" section and the "Folders" section. Most of the folders I care about are in the Favorites section, but I have a bunch of folders under the Folders section -- more than can fit on the screen. I regularly have to scroll down thru all my folders, several times a day, just to make sure none of them have new emails in them.
It would be really nice if the "Folders" heading had an unread-email counter next to it, so I could see at a glance if any folders have unread emails, rather than having to scroll through them every time.
Ravi Mohindroo commented
this is a pain to see the new version with this missing feature.
Sven Wörner commented
it is anoying that the format of the mail keeps changing.
It a waist of my time to learn time and time again how to see my unread messages all together
Mags Sullivan commented
Separating the Inbox into 'Read' & 'Unread' emails, will make multi-deletions a lot easier?
Michael Pack commented
Categories are missing unread message counts.
John Binns commented
In Windows 10 the "Unread" folder in Outlook Mail does not appear as available. Is there a method to access old unread messages so I can delete them (or maybe read them), without searching manually through every page of read messages.
On the pull down arrow for marking the emails, can you put "mark as unread above all the other choices. I almost put my mom's email as a phishing scam because of the order of how it is placed. Thanks!
Beverly Porter commented
I would like to search my emails in all my folders by date to see all my unread emails in one list. I have emails moved to subfolders using rules. I used to be able to see todays emails by clicking on the search for unread emails option in the old Outlook.com. I do not mind seeing all of today's emails, read and unread, if adding a search option by date is easier than adding the unread option back. Thank you.
Steve Mannina commented
Add a way to view all unread email, no matter what folder the unread email message is in. Just like in Outlook 2016, you can define a search folder to show all unread email.
I would like a shortcut to check for new mail. Sometimes I order something and I wait for a receipt and would like to have a button to check for new mail.
Please introduce mark all as read. Or introduce unread tab so that we can sweep it by glance and mark all of them as read.
this is messed up. i cant list unread email- cant figure out what you tech-types call it- the help function is no help. i just need a pull down like there used to be so i can list all the unread email and decide if it is junk or not.
Herman Du Preez commented
I have an suggestion alright...But let's keep it clean. For now let's just say I have unread mail in other folders, which I can usually access in normal outlook with an unread mail linky thingy. Outlook.com does not have this option. Which is funny because it looks like outlook.com tries very hard to look more like outlook. The same goes for the android app. And that's also why I struggled long enough with THAT disaster and deleted it. So if you could maybe be more like outlook, that'd be great.
Gregory Colvin commented
It would be a nice feature if you could aggregate the number of unread emails in subfolders. For instance, if you have a folder named "Students" and underneath you have subfolders for your students, the students folder would show the total number of unread emails from all of the subfolders. This could either be an option to select with the parent folder or there could be a different way of grouping the folders to show the aggregated total.
The earlier Hotmail format before Outlook, had a feature where one could see all 'unread' emails with one click of the mouse. Does the outlook format have this feature also? If so, how does one get to seeing only unread emails and switch again to all emails?
Hey, how about including a folder that has all your unread mail in it? You can call it "Unread Mail". Just a handy thing to have.
I want to describe a bug in the new outlook. When the emails are in the Show Unread messages, while it only shows unread messages, it does not mark them as read once they are actually read. You have to go to the ALL view and find one by one to mark them as read. This is a bug and need to be fixed.
I have been on the 'new and improved' outlook for about 2 hrs now trying to do something which takes me 10-15min usually.
1. 'Unread' folder has disappeared - looked at different options in 'option settings' as well as online searching - no luck.
2. Have 250 unread mails in 1 folder - usually select all, scroll and uncheck onesw hich i ant to keep to read. Today, i have 'no option to uncheck a couple in between, as it unchecks all below the first one i uncheck and i cannot go and select each one individually in all my folders - will drive me insane.
3. Top option of 'empty folder' missing as well which was quite handy for spam and delete folders.
4. Inbox showing last email as of 30Sep and even though i delete some emails from subfolders, they show up again in those subfolders as unread. This is on hotmail on the web and not an app on windows or android - massive sync problem.
5. cannot find any option to revert to old outlook view to be able to atleast read mails peacefully.
On the basis of above, this seems like a really shoddy job thrust upon MS loyal customers without any warning or facility to keep the basic features or revert to classic view and seems more like a job done by 3rd party developers rather than MS developers, unless the quality of new hires has gone through the floor.
Mike Finnegan commented
before this latest version you were able to review all the unread emails in your inbox. Now you have to scroll down ti find them, what happened to that feature?