Provide an option in Outlook to change the default folder property option for displaying the number of items in the folder.
In Outlook, there is a folder property that has two options for the number of items displayed in the folder. The "global" default option is to display the number of unread items in the folder. (By "global," I mean this default option is set in all the standard folders, and in any new personal folders created by the user.) The other option is to display the total number of items in the folder. Currently, this option can only be changed by opening the Properties of each individual folder and changing the setting there. This is no way to change the default globally, so that all folders are set to display all items in the folder. In effect, the default option of displaying the number of unread items is "hard-coded" into the product, a practice long regarded as very poor program design. If you have a large number of personal folders (as I do), changing this option for each folder individually is a lengthy and repetitive task. My suggestion is to externalize this default setting, either in the registry or in the Outlook folder options.