Outlook - Mark Inbox Mail Items As Unread

This macro marks all inbox mail items as unread.


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1 Open MS Outlook.

2 Go to Developer's tab > click on "Visual Basic" button or hit Alt + F11.

3 Go to Insert tab > click on "Module" or hit M.

4 Copy the VBA code from below.

5 Paste the code in the newly created module.

6 Go to Run tab > click on "Run Sub/UserForm" or hit F5.

7 That's it!


' Mark Inbox Messages As Unread
Sub markInboxMessagesAsUnread()
    ' Set variables
    Dim ns As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim inbox As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim item As Outlook.MailItem
    ' Set namespace
    Set ns = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    ' Get inbox folder
    Set inbox = ns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    ' Loop through all mail items
    For Each item In inbox.Items
        ' Mark as unread
        item.UnRead = True
    Next item
End Sub

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