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On Apple Mail's left menu, I would like the total number of emails (both read and unread) in each folder to be displayed instead of the number of unread emails.

I haven't found any setting nor third party tool that lets you do that. Any idea?

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In the title-bar of Mail.app it actually lists the unread and total messages in the mailbox (folder) you have currently selected.

In the ‘Get Account Info…’ pane (accessed by ctrl-clicking the mailbox items), there is an overview list of all mailboxes and message counts.

I think the answer you wanted was a badge next to each folder name giving item and unread count. I do not think this can be done in the currently shipping version of Apple Mail.

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Thanks Dipak. The last section summarizes exactly what I am looking for. And everything you wrote is useful. –  reg Jun 13 '11 at 13:44
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If you select all the emails in a particular box (cmd A) you get a count up in the title bar. (Does not flip the un-read flag).

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I just downloaded a trial version of Dockstar and it seems to be doing what I need it to. I think it would address this question pretty.

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Maybe that setting is in the same place that it's at in Outlook: right-click on a folder, select Folder Properties (or maybe just properties), and select a radio button that lets you select unread or all.

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I'm sorry, I had to downvote this. You can't just guess that Apple Mail works like Outlook. Clearly, it doesn't. –  ghoppe Aug 18 '10 at 1:45
    
Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately it is not the case. –  reg Aug 18 '10 at 5:49
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I disagree that there is no value in "guessing." How many posts on forums know for certain that they are 100% correct? How many posts basically say "try this" or "try that"? –  Tom Aug 18 '10 at 18:15
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