how to tell if the email status is read or unread

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how to tell if the email status is read or unread

Postby trenat » Mon May 05, 2008 7:22 pm

I'm looking for a feature in X1 that allows me to tell if the email is read or unread. any tips would be much appreciated.
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Postby tjh » Mon May 05, 2008 11:11 pm

In the search area, right click on the search bar. Select "Columns" from the menu.

From the many options, add the "Status" field to the search tab.

The Status field will tell you the status of the email, read, unread.

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Postby trenat » Tue May 06, 2008 12:22 am

fantastic Tim! thanks for the help.
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Postby xcity » Tue May 06, 2008 1:10 am

this might be the only thing I dislike X1. the may we used to be is to see the highlighted message indicating it's unread instead of a field "status"
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Postby Kenward » Tue May 06, 2008 2:00 am

I'd rather have the Bold versus Normal that Outlook uses in its display. But my guess is that both of these would be a bit too complicated to implement.

So having the status column is a good alternative.

By the way, if you regularly want to find Unread mail then you can save a search based on that Column. Then, when you have saved the search, you can get rid of that column from that search.
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Postby trenat » Tue May 06, 2008 2:04 am

thanks for that tip MK. never realised that you could actually remove the column after saving the search
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Postby Kenward » Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 am

If you have saved a search, and a column is one of the unchanging bits, then you don't really need it again.

I do this regular with saved searches. You can always go back to a more general search, "Mail" for example, if you want to remove that filter.
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Postby xcity » Tue May 06, 2008 3:17 am

Before using X1, I used copernic quite long time. copernic has nice output of email searching result. Message are grouped with highlight for unread email.

but others functions in copernic in terms of email isn't as nice as X1, so I switch.

but I do miss what copernic displayed for email search result.
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Postby trenat » Tue May 06, 2008 3:27 am

now if they could only incorporate some of the features in xobni... i.e. conversational grouping ala-gmail. perfect! :D
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Postby tjh » Tue May 06, 2008 6:53 am

trenat wrote:now if they could only incorporate some of the features in xobni... i.e. conversational grouping ala-gmail. perfect! :D


I hadn't heard about xobni until this post, it looks very interesting. Not quite going to replace my X1 just yet though :)
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Postby trenat » Tue May 06, 2008 7:39 am

no but it would make a helluva add-on. I've tried the earlier beta and it doesn't play nice with X1 so it had to go. plus the footprint was quite huge. pls post if the newer version is doing better.
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Postby dregar » Tue May 06, 2008 8:16 am

tjh wrote:
trenat wrote:now if they could only incorporate some of the features in xobni... i.e. conversational grouping ala-gmail. perfect! :D


I hadn't heard about xobni until this post, it looks very interesting. Not quite going to replace my X1 just yet though :)


This is off-topic, I know... I've tried Xobni (alongside installation of X1 -- I didn't notice any problem), but finally decided to uninstall it. It made Outlook load longer and its search feature can't compete with X1's.

Xobni's search is much like GDS'. It's just one text box. I think X1 is easier to use, with its multiple filters displayed. Xobni returns search slightly faster, though.

Outside of search, Xobni has social networking features and analytics. I personally don't find these features useful. Social networking: I don't need Xobni to tell me that person A is tightly connected to person B. Most of the time I already know that, or that information is not useful to me.

Analytics: I really don't care if person A responds to my email at median of 4.3 hours, or that person B is ranked #5 in email volume among all the person I correspond with.

A lot of analysts seem to think that Xobni is the future of email. Perhaps in future versions, they will build features that I will find useful.
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Re: how to tell if the email status is read or unread

Postby hgovan » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:02 pm

Relating to this - I would like to be able to display only the unread mail - if i search by unread (status column = 0) it shows the unread messages in bold but also some of the read messages (looks like only those with attachments). Seems a glitch and would be a very useful tool if it were not for this.
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Re: how to tell if the email status is read or unread

Postby zohaa3492 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:22 am

I can see my search results in X1, but when doubleclicking on the email entries, they won't open, and the Go to Folder doesn't Work in 5.5 for me with my Outlook email. I just installed it and I don't know how to make these two features work. Help!
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