Microsoft Outlook users have the option to customize the view for reading the messages. This is useful when you are dealing with lot of email messages and want to customize the view based on different criteria. In this tutorial, we will see the steps for creating customs views to display all unread messages in Outlook 2013. Let us also try to show the unread messages with sort order based on From address.
Step 1: Navigate View menu in Outlook 2010 and click Change View under Current View section.
Step 2: Click Manage Views under Change View drop down.
This should display the following Manage All Views window.
Step 3: Click the New button under Manage All Views.
Step 4: In Create a New View, select Table option and enter name for the custom view. This demo uses the name of the view as “Unread Messages” and select All IMAP folders for “Can be used on”
Step 5: The Advanced View Settings, click Sort option and “From” for Sort items by with Sort order as “Ascending”
You can also specify the second sort order like “Received”
Clock OK button to confirm and close Sort selection window.
Step 6: Then click Filter option in Advanced View Settings screen. Navigate to More Choices tab in Filter window and make sure to mark the checkbox with label as “label items that are” with dropdown selection as “unread”.
Click Ok button on Filter screen then Ok button on Advanced View Settings screen to close respective screens.
Step 7: In the Manage All Views screen, click Apply View button to see newly created custom view.
The newly created view should now be available as part of the Change View drop down as shown in the below screenshot.