Only Unread Mail Appearing in OWA 2007

This is an odd problem that I can't replicate on my own OWA client...

I have a customer who is only seeing unread items in her Inbox in OWA, but seeing everything in the full Outlook version.  I have gone through every option on the interface in OWA and I cant find anywhere to turn the filter off.  I have also searched the internet and according to the University of Wyoming, you can click the drop down box next to the Inbox word and select Messages instead of Unread, but that doesnt seem to be an option on the version we are running (Exchange 2007 SP1).    The customer claims this wasnt a problem until we set her up on the full version of Outlook at work (she was using OWA at both home and work).  

Any help on this is greatly appreciated
tedwillAsked:
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LeeDerbyshireConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The setting is made in Control Panel/Email .  Look at the profile, and see if you can see 'Personal Folders' mentioned anywhere (it varies too much with each Outlook version for me to say exactly where you'll find it).  If there's a Data Files section, look for something ending in .pst .
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top_rungCommented:
On the right of the "Outlook Web Access" logo on the top left, within the blue banner, it says "Inbox (Unread Messages)".    Is that where you looked?  The dropdown should be there.



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tedwillAuthor Commented:
I don't see that option.  That option used to exist in OWA 2003, but in 2007 that dropdown isn't there.
In the attached screenshot, you will see the upper left corner of the screen.


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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Make sure that the new Outlook setup isn't configured to deliver new mail to Personal Folders.  If it is, then all the mail has been pulled down to a file on the computer, and can no longer be viewed by OWA.
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top_rungCommented:
I looked all over for that setting, and obviously it doesn't exist.  It looks like in 07 the "Search Folders"  are the new way of showing unread messages.  This still doesn't answer why the inbox is only showing it. hmmm.

"Search folders are virtual folders that provide a view of e-mail items that match a set of criteria. For example, the default Search folder Unread contains a view of all unread messages."

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tedwillAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.  The client did in fact have his mail going to the PST, I didn't know why this didn't occur to me sooner.  
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