Mark a Message as Read or Unread

When a message has not been opened in its own window, it appears bold in the message list, indicating that it is unread. Opening the message removes the bold formatting. You can mark a message you have read as unread to make it bold again; you might do this for messages that still require your attention.

Mark a Message as Read or Unread

Mark a Message as Unread

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Right-click the message in the list that you want to mark as unread.
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Click Mark as Unread. The message appears bold in the message list. When a folder, such as the Inbox, contains any unread messages, the number of unread messages appears in parentheses next to the folder’s name in the folder list. Note: You can also mark a message that is open in its own window as unread by clicking Mark as Unread in the message window’s Ribbon. Note: If you want to view all unread messages in one place, Outlook stores a copy of all unread messages in the Unread Mail folder, located under the Search Folders folder.

Mark a Message as Read

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Right-click the ...

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