I'm using Outlook 2010, but I suspect my question applies to all versions. I'm part of some distribution lists that send an email to me every ~10 minutes. I want to receive those emails, but treat them as low priority - so I have a custom Outlook rule that places them in a subfolder of my Inbox and "clears the Message Flag". (that's the little envelope icon in the system tray that tells you that new mail has arrived)
I get "regular" mail that's not processed by any rules, so it winds up in my Inbox. The envelope icon appears for those situations, so that's good.
The problem is, once I get one of my "junk" emails - it clears the envelope icon out of the system tray and I'm unaware that new mail has arrived.
I ideally want any "regular mail" to show the envelope icon and I want my "junk mail" to never trigger the envelope icon to display.
How can I do that?