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Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

Every time I receive an e-mail I have the new envelope indicator. If I open a message it marks it read and clears the indicator... I would rather not have to mark an item as read.

Any thoughts on a solution for this? I am not afraid of VBA if that is the right path. The only thought I had and did not know if it would work was something that would mark an item read and unread in VBA. Exposing a button to put it on is something to lookup too. Certainly if it was done via the UI that would do it. I'd have to research those steps.

RE: Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

You mean the envelope in the taskbar? Just switch off Outlook notifications.

Taskbar settings/Notification Area/Select which Icons appear on the taskbar/Microsoft Outlook/Off

RE: Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

I want it to notify me I have new messages. I just want to declare there are no new messages.

RE: Outlook Clear New Mail Flag?

In Outlook 2010 and later, check out the Message Arrival section under:

File > Options > Mail

(in earlier versions, it was under the Tools menu somewhere)

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