Inbox and other problems


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bklawr

I just restored my PST file from another computer after a major crash.
Everything was working fine before.

Now I have several bizarre little glitches that are occurring:

1. There is a substantial delay between when a new e-mail arrives in my
Inbox and when I can view it. When it arrives, the bold number sign next to
the box indicates there's a new e-mail, but I can't see it until I click on a
different e-mail folder (other than my Inbox) and then return to my Inbox.
Any idea why that's happening or how to fix it?

1(a). I have my Inbox (among other folders) in my "favorites" section.
Sometimes when an e-mail arrives I can view it in the "main" inbox, but not
in the inbox on my favorites (until it shows up several minutes later).

2. How do I get the system to show I've read an e-mail without clicking on
the e-mail? In outlook express if you highlight the e-mail, it will "unbold"
it (showing it has been read) after a specified number of seconds. Can
Outlook do this, because after I read them it's still showing up as unread.

3. Also, I used to have an "unread mail" folder that I can no longer find.
How do I get this back? That was a useful folder.

Thanks!
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Version of Outlook? Type of email account?

1. Usually caused by a NAT router.
1a. There should be no difference between normal folders in the folder list
and on favs. Search folders have the potential to be a little slower.
2. Yes. Tools, options, other, reading pane.
3. Look for Search folders in the folder list. Make a new unread search
folder if none exists and drag it to the favs list. See
http://www.slipstick.com/Tutorials/searchfolder/search.htm.

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bklawr

Thank you. The Outlook version is 2007 (12.0.6316.5000). The e-mail
accounts are POP accounts. There is no router.

Diane Poremsky said:
Version of Outlook? Type of email account?

1. Usually caused by a NAT router.
1a. There should be no difference between normal folders in the folder list
and on favs. Search folders have the potential to be a little slower.
2. Yes. Tools, options, other, reading pane.
3. Look for Search folders in the folder list. Make a new unread search
folder if none exists and drag it to the favs list. See
http://www.slipstick.com/Tutorials/searchfolder/search.htm.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


bklawr said:
I just restored my PST file from another computer after a major crash.
Everything was working fine before.

Now I have several bizarre little glitches that are occurring:

1. There is a substantial delay between when a new e-mail arrives in my
Inbox and when I can view it. When it arrives, the bold number sign next
to
the box indicates there's a new e-mail, but I can't see it until I click
on a
different e-mail folder (other than my Inbox) and then return to my Inbox.
Any idea why that's happening or how to fix it?

1(a). I have my Inbox (among other folders) in my "favorites" section.
Sometimes when an e-mail arrives I can view it in the "main" inbox, but
not
in the inbox on my favorites (until it shows up several minutes later).

2. How do I get the system to show I've read an e-mail without clicking
on
the e-mail? In outlook express if you highlight the e-mail, it will
"unbold"
it (showing it has been read) after a specified number of seconds. Can
Outlook do this, because after I read them it's still showing up as
unread.

3. Also, I used to have an "unread mail" folder that I can no longer
find.
How do I get this back? That was a useful folder.

Thanks!
 

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