How to view email count for folders such as Inbox, Sent Items, & custom Folders created in Outlook online?

The reason I say Outlook online is because another way to check for mail on Outlook is with the desktop application. Outlook as a desktop application seems very apparent that it's capable of showing email count after tinkering, but not for the Office 365 Online variant of Outlook for web mail by Microsoft.

UPDATE: Microsoft doesn't have any way to view email count on there Outlook online via Web Browser. Since there launch 5-years ago.


That feature is not available on OWA. However, it is highly voted in uservoice:

Outlook on the web (Office 365)

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  • So your saying this has been asked half a decade ago? Why do they make it so difficult to do an expected task that is surprisingly not there,.....yet? – fohrums Oct 2 '19 at 9:01

An altnertive is to right click the folder, and select Mark all as read. That will throw a confirmation prompt like below. You will have the count in that confirmation prompt.

In case the option is greyed out, you can use CTRL+A (+A on macOS) to select all items on the folder, and try Mark all as read/unread

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