Showing total number of items in an Outlook folder

A work colleague pointed out a cool feature in Outlook that I didn’t know about, and that I plan on using on a few mail folders. Instead of the default setting to show the number of unread messages, you can instead show the total number of items in a folder.

Here’s a list of the folders in my Outlook client:


By default, the folders show now many unread messages I have.

To change the setting on my VariousProjects folder, I right-click on the folder name and select Properties:


The dialog box gives me the opportunity to change the setting to Show total number of items:


And now I know how many emails I’m hoarding in that folder:


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