[Crosspost to WinXP General] No. The Unread (not necessarily "unopened") Mail count on the Welcome Screen has nothing to do with unread mail in (or mail that hasn't been downloaded into) Outlook Express (or Windows Live Mail). PS: I'm not Kelly. John Smith wrote: > Thanks Kelly, but unsure if this provides the answer -unless I am missing > something - friend just wishes to see that he has 14 unopened email > messages > awaiting (in the example given) not 4. > Is that possible? > Can you advise further. > Thanks > ============= > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message > news:u4IO0ol5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl... >> Asked/Answered in WinXP General. If you must make identical posts to >> multiple newsgroups, please cross-post one (1) message to all of them. >> Thank you. >> >> Multiposting vs Crossposting: >> http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm >> >> Reposting: >> >> The Welcome Screen message has nothing to do with Outlook Express. >> >> Compliments of Kelly: >> >> Use TweakUI/Logon/Unread Mail and Repair/Unread Mail Count >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp >> >> Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen (Line 100) >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm >> >> To remove an account or to change the count manually: >> >> Start>Run>Regedit>navigate to this key: >> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\[Your >> E-Mail Address]. In the right pane modify: Message Count, Change it to 0. >> >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail. >> In >> the right pane modify: MessageExpiryDays Change it to 0. >> >> Overview of Mail Notification Display on WinXP Welcome Screen >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304148 >> >> >> John Smith wrote: >>> A friend uses XP and Outlook Express. When he awakens his pc from >>> slumber >>> each am he sees a note >>> ref a few unopened email messages awaiting, so this am he had 4 unopened >>> messages..but what the note didn't tell him was he also had a further 10 >>> messages he >>> hadn't read that had gone directly into other folders via message rules. >>> Don't suppose he could arrange to see the total number of unopened email >>> messages at a glance (without having to seek out and tot up all those >>> from >>> the various sub folders)? >>> Thanks.