Display Number of Messages in a Folder
Need number of items that are in each folder
Michael Schweigert commented
"Me" has the right answer, but it seems stupid that you have to do this.
Hey, if you want to count the number of messages in the Sent folder, for example, just select all the messages, then Unselect one message and then you will see the number of messages selected minus 1. I did this using the browser, not the outlook client software.
Jeremy Filhoulaud commented
When navigating through the different folders, display the number of items it contains.
In my Outlook for Mac (which is 365) there is a message count at the very bottom left hand stripe of the Outlook window (where you see the notification that sync is pending, etc.) It will tell you how many messages are in whatever folder you're highlighting. Took me forever to find it by accident while doing the 'select all' and 'mark read/unread'
This is a basic feature, should be included
Have a total message count (not just unread) display next to the folder name. Alternatively, make this count available in the right-click drop-down.
Need number of amount items for each folder, same as Outlook for Mac/Windows 2016, which was also exist in Exchange 2010.
OWA currently can show number of unread mail items. It is also just as useful to be able to see the Total Count of Mail items (including Read, Unread, etc.)
If it was originally justified that showing Number of Unread Emails would be useful when designing OWA, don't see how a similar justification wasn't used to include Total Number of Items.
Agnes Kim commented
I tried the suggested method of marking all messages as unread, but the "select all" checkbox only check the boxes next to the messages that fit on the screen. I can plainly see that's 6. So there is no way, is there?
This seems like such a basic and obvious feature that was previously available and has been removed (at least it is not present in Outlook 2016 for Mac). It is bizarre and indeed retrograde to remove a feature like this, esp. something so simple and useful.
Seriously? Such a useful feature and you can't implement it? Very, very poor, it's not an upgrade, its retrograde.
Prashant Pahune commented
I want to know if there is any script which can be run to check count of emails in inbox folder of particular mailbox
Brian Baker commented
Thank you Shawn, I found Clean Up Mailbox in the left-hand Options panel yesterday and it was very useful, albeit a slightly long winded way to get such basic information. BUT today its gone, no Clean UP Mailbox link? Why oh why do Microsoft keep changing things.
Could you re-post your comment of 8 January with the link to screenshot as I'm sure it would be very useful should it reappear
Shawn Hank commented
The only way I have found to get OWA with Office 365 to work is to go to the Settings Gear Icon, click on Mail. Now in the left-hand menu that has all the various options, click on Clean Up Mailbox.
On the right hand side of the divider frame, you will see a list of all kinds of folders, and when you open up the disclosure arrow, a context menu will appear showing you how many emails you have in any selected folder.
Here's a link to a screenshot showing the steps needed to find this number.
It sucks that this enhancement request is over 2 years old and we still don't have it available in a convenient place/location.
Today's date is 2018 - January 7th, and the above method works as of this date.
Pat Smarto commented
So frustrating. If regular outlook does it why can't 365?
Ilene Frank commented
Too difficult to find "how many messages" in email folders! Why make this tricky?? (Thanks to those of you who posted the business about marking everything "unread" (which was not that intuitive for me either!), etc. I finally got there - but whew!)
mohamed rifas commented
Below number 009661847247 how many emails using how can I find
Robert Pierce commented
Interesting that the requests in this topic go back to Jan 2016 and there has not been any solution apart from changing all messages to unread, which is not at all practical.
Just tried Anonymous' suggestion of Sept 20 below, and it works. Convoluted (shame on MS because it *used* to be instantly visible) but well thought out and thanks very much Anon, I appreciate it.
Kimberly Fletcher commented
I'd like a way to see how many total messages are in my inbox.