If you would like to open all the unread emails in bulk, you can utilize the method introduced in this article. It is using VBA to find and display all the unread mails in one go.
So as to better classify and manage a great amount of mails in your Outlook, you must have created various custom folders and subfolders. Also, perhaps you have enabled many rules to auto move the incoming emails to different folders. In this case, most of time, you’ll find that many new unread emails arrive in the different folders. That is to say, you have to switch to multiple folders to find and view the unread emails. Therefore, you may feel it tedious. Without any doubts, it couldn’t be better if there are any ways to enable users to display all unread emails in one go. Now, in the followings, we will expose such a means to you.
Batch Open All the Unread Emails in Your Outlook
- In the first place, you should start your Outlook application.
- Then press “Alt + F11” keys to access Outlook VBA editor.
- Next in the new popup window, you need to open a new module.
- Subsequently, copy and paste the following VBA code into the module.
Sub OpenAllUnreadEmails() Dim objFolders As Outlook.Folders Dim objFolder As Outlook.Folder Dim lUnreadMailCount As Long lUnreadMailCount = 0 'Change "John Smith" to the name of your own Outlook file Set objFolders = Outlook.Application.Session.Folders("John Smith").Folders For Each objFolder In objFolders Call ProcessFolders(objFolder, lUnreadMailCount) Next MsgBox "Open " & lUnreadMailCount & " unread emails successfully!", vbExclamation + vbOKOnly, "Batch Open Unread Mails" End Sub Sub ProcessFolders(ByVal objCurrentFolder As Outlook.Folder, lCurUnreadEmailCount As Long) Dim objItem As Object Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem Dim objSubfolder As Outlook.Folder 'Display Unread Emails only If objCurrentFolder.DefaultItemType = olMailItem Then For Each objItem In objCurrentFolder.Items If TypeOf objItem Is MailItem Then Set objMail = objItem If objMail.UnRead = True Then objMail.Display lCurUnreadEmailCount = lCurUnreadEmailCount + 1 End If End If Next End If If objCurrentFolder.Folders.Count > 0 Then For Each objSubfolder In objCurrentFolder.Folders Call ProcessFolders(objSubfolder, lCurUnreadEmailCount) Next End If End Sub
- After that, you need to ensure that your Outlook allows the macros.
- Finally you can have a try. Directly click the “run” icon in the toolbar or press F5 key to trigger the subroutine.
- At once, all the unread emails in the predefined Outlook file will be opened in their own Message window.
- And you will get a message like the following screenshot:
Settle Frequent Outlook Problems
If you frequently suffer a variety of issues in your Outlook, you should keep alert in that it may refer to some omens of Outlook corruption. Once Outlook crashes, it is very likely that your Outlook file will be in danger. Hence, in order to prevent painful Outlook data loss, you need to back up your Outlook PST file on a regular basis, which will help a lot in future Outlook data recovery.
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