Ideally I'd like to do this in Outlook.
I'd like to find a way to look at the # of emails I get in my inbox for each day. This does not have to be real time.
Ideally I'd like to do this in Outlook. I'd like to find a way to look at the # of emails I get in my inbox for each day. This does not have to be real time. 


Check out Xobni which has some excellent tools for tracking how much you send/receive and from who. 


If you can get all the emails you want to graph in one 'view' in outlook, you can copy the subject, date/time, etc. into excel and then create a graph based on that data. 


I haven't personally tried any of them, but there's a few Outlook email metric plugins around You could also whip your own script up to automate counting emails in Outlook on a schedule and insert the count into an Excel sheet and chart that: 


There is a free Message Statistics by Date tool that does exactly what you want. I recommend it because I'm one of its developers. You just specify required Outlook folders and get the report that includes the number of sent/received/total messages as well as their size. 

