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Incorrect "Show total number of items" count on Inbox

Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a mailbox which is shared to about 20 or more people. Under the properties of the inbox I have configured it to display "Show total number of items" rather than "Show number of unread items".

Next to the Inbox, it's displaying 1 extra numeric character. For instance, if there are 10 emails in the inbox, the "Show total number of items" would read 11.

Any help on correcting this would be appreciated!
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Question by:klikon
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by:Joseph Daly
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This may not be a fix for it but have you tried clicking on the inbox and selecting "mark all as read" This should set the count on unread items to zero. This may just resolve the problem.
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by:klikon
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I have tried that, it didn't work. I've also tried toggling between show total number and show unread but no dice.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Is there an additional non email item in teh mailbox?

Chris
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by:Chris Bottomley
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If you need a hand to find such then you could try the snippet.  This will print the subject for items which are not mailitems .... or if you enable the commented line delete them.

Chris
Sub findNoneMail()

Dim olApp As Outlook.Application

Dim olNS As Outlook.NameSpace

Dim olfldr As Outlook.MAPIFolder

Dim oopsItem As Object

Dim itemCount As Long

Dim strFilter As String

    

    Set olApp = Outlook.Application

    Set olNS = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")

    Set olfldr = olNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
 

    For itemCount = olfldr.Items.count To 1 Step -1

        Set oopsItem = olfldr.Items(itemCount)

        If oopsItem.Class <> olMail Then Debug.Print oopsItem.subject

'        If oopsItem.Class <> olMail Then oopsItem.dedlete

    Next

End Sub

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by:klikon
ID: 22826960
I get this error when I run your script...

Line: 2
Char: 11
Error: Expected end of statement

This mailbox is also not my default one so will your script be looking through all Inbox's which I have access to or only the default one?
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by:Chris Bottomley
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It is an outlook macro rather than a script ... do you need it as a script and I will modify to allow you to pick the folder  if I can.  Not sure about OL2003 capabilitis in that regard.

Chris
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by:klikon
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OK I've tried running it as a macro in Outlook and it has not corrected the incorrect count for the shared Inbox.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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That was my two pennorth.

You did notice that as posted it merely prints the deatils of the items in teh immediate window and that to actually delete it needed you to enable the commented out line of code?

Chris
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by:klikon
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It didn't do anything I'm afraid. When I run it, nothing happens.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Looking again ... there was a typo in the script try the following just in case!

Chris
Sub findNoneMail()

Dim olApp As Outlook.Application

Dim olNS As Outlook.NameSpace

Dim olfldr As Outlook.MAPIFolder

Dim oopsItem As Object

Dim itemCount As Long

Dim strFilter As String

    

    Set olApp = Outlook.Application

    Set olNS = olApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")

    Set olfldr = olNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)

 

    For itemCount = olfldr.Items.count To 1 Step -1

        Set oopsItem = olfldr.Items(itemCount)

        If oopsItem.Class <> olMail Then Debug.Print oopsItem.subject

        If oopsItem.Class <> olMail Then oopsItem.delete

    Next

End Sub

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klikon earned 0 total points
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I ended up just deleting the mailbox and re-creating it. That solved the problem.
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