View Full Version : Gathering unread messages in Thunderbird

04-08-2010, 11:23 PM
In Outlook, I have available a virtual folder called "unread messages", that gathers together all the unread messages in one place, irrespective of their actual folder location.

I have been trying to do this in Thunderbird, without success. I know you can list all the folders with unread messages under favorites, but that is not quite the same thing.

Am I missing something obvious, or is this not do-able in Thunderbird?


04-08-2010, 11:58 PM
Create a Search Folder that looks for unread mails in whatever folders you specify.

05-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Thanks for that. I posted the question to help a friend of mine, and I don't use T-bird. What is the process in Thunderbird to create a search folder?

05-08-2010, 12:27 PM
Rt-clk on a folder -> search
For search terms use "Status" "isn't" "Read"
click save as search folder
Choose where to save & what folders to look in.

05-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Thanks - I'll get her to give it a go.

05-08-2010, 04:44 PM
That seems to have done the trick - she can now look at her > 200 (!!) unread emails all in one place.

Thanks again for the help.