I have just migrated from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2016. In Outlook 2010 I had icons (mostly envelope icons) for all different message classes/types, such as unread message icon unread message, read message icon read (but not replied/forwarded) message, replied message icon replied message, forwarded icon forwarded message, ooo icon auto-reply message, etc.

In Outlook 2016, I still have icons for some message classes/types, like replied, forwarded and OOO. But I no longer have icons for "unread" messages and "read (but not replied/forwarded)" messages. Is this just a "feature" of Outlook 2016 that these types of item no longer have icons, or is there a way to bring them back?


1) Right click on the column heads and select Field Chooser from the context menu.

2) Use the drop-down at the top of the Field Chooser to filter by All Mail Fields.

3) Drag the Read field to place it among the existing column heads.

This will give you a dedicated icon column showing read/unread so it does not entirely replicate the status icon column from previous releases.

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