Windows 10: Can the Mail Live Tile simply show the number of unread e-mails?

  1.    29 Mar 2018 #1

    Can the Mail Live Tile simply show the number of unread e-mails?


    This Mail Live Tile problem has bugged me for years... Unlike my phone icon which shows a number indicating the number of unread e-mails in my inbox (very straightforward), this Window app seems to insist on showing the number of newly arrived and unread e-mails since I last opened the app.

    So I did a little experiment:

    If I open one of the newly arrived e-mails with another device (thus making it 'read'), the live tile count will in fact decrease by 1.

    But then I open another unread e-mail with that same device, but this e-mail has already arrived last time I used the Windows Mail app (are you still with me?), this time the live tile count remains unchanged.

    Very confusing if u ask me. Can I do anything to let the live tile simply show the total number of unread e-mails period?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 901
    Windows 10
       29 Mar 2018 #2

    I use, a) Notification area previews, b) Badges on the Mail Task Bar Icon, c) Live tiles for each Mail Account separately, d) a combined Live tile for all Accounts.
    There are inconsistencies amongst that lot, using just one Laptop to access, no idea why. Does not surprise me, been using the Mail App for 4 years (that's around an estimated 100-200 updates).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    30 Mar 2018 #3

    So.... just try and suck it up?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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