Automatically highlight unread mail in Favorites inbox(s) (Blue number)

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
Hi Everyone

Am in London. Great day. Tennis on if you like that. hope its great where ever you are.

I have 4 email addresses in Outlook. All are Gmail. All have inboxes in my favorites. When I open outlook I need to click on each to make it check to see if there are any unread emails in any of the boxes.

I would like to have this automatic so I can see the little blue numbers in brackets if I have mail.

Are there settings to achieve this or is there a macro some wizard has created?

Looking forward to hearing from someone.

All the best


Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
See if this helps -

Press Ctrl+Alt+S - is the option configured to check mail on a schedule? Next, create 4 new groups at the top of the dialog - one for each account - click edit and keep only one account per group.

Select each group and set a different schedule time. Use different odd number times for each. I'd use 7,9,11,13 min, with the most important account at 7 min. (Remove the all accounts group if you only have the 4 gmail accounts)
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