How to Sort Unread Emails in Outlook

If you’re an Outlook user, you’ve probably noticed the number in front of your folders that indicates the number of unread emails in those folders. But even after scrolling through, it can be difficult to find only the unread emails among the read ones.

Luckily, there are a couple of methods you can use to quickly and easily find only the unread emails in Outlook.

The first method is to filter for unread emails in a specific folder. To do this, select the folder you want to filter, go to the Home tab, and click on “Filter Email” in the Find section. From the drop-down list, select “Unread,” and the list of unread emails will appear on your screen. You can also type “is:read” directly into the search bar for the same result. To further filter your results, you can add a date or specific sender name.

The second method is to generate an unread email folder. Select the folder you want to create the search folder in (like Inbox), go to the Folder tab, and click on “New Search Folder.” In the dialog box that appears, select “Unread email” and click “OK.” A new folder containing only unread emails will automatically appear under Search Folders.

Finally, there is a bonus step that allows you to find only unread emails in a single click. Simply select “All” on your screen, which shows emails with both read and unread statuses, and then click on “Unread.” This will display only the list of unread emails on your screen.

By using these methods, you can easily sort through your emails and find the important unread ones without having to scroll through all of them. Give it a try and see how much time it can save you!