Why is it so hard to find unread messages in Outlook 2010?

In many past versions of Microsoft Outlook there was a simple list of message views available and one of the choices was ‘Unread Messages’. It’s a popular option because many people use the Read/Unread status to mark messages that need action (eg reply, forwarding etc).

In Outlook 2010 this option is default no longer available. But, there is an solution.

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From the View ribbon select Change view.

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Click on Manage Views

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Copy the current view

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Give the copy a name.

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Click Filter

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On the tab ‘More Choices’ you check the checkbox ‘unread’, and click OK

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OK

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OK

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When you click again on the button Change View in the View ribbon you see the new saved view.

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When you right click the new view, click on ‘Add Gallery to Quick Access Toolbar’.

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You now see the View gallery in the Quick Access Toolbar on the upper left corner of the Outlook screen

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