Unfortunately, new mail tickles in and the highlighted, unread messages are vying for my attention. Among all the unread unread messages chances are I'll forget to read the unread read message.
Fortunately, though, Hotmail lets me reset a message's status to "unread" and highlight it just like new mail.
Mark Messages Unread in Windows Live Hotmail
To mark a message or two unread in Windows Live Hotmail:
- Highlight the desired emails or make sure their checkboxes are ticked.
- Click on one message with the right mouse button.
- Select Mark as unread from the context menu.
- You can also select Mark as | Unread from the toolbar or press Ctrl-U.