I have around 2,000 emails as unread in Hotmail.

How can I mark all of then as read in one go?

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It's rather easy. You just put a check mark on the box in top left side (just beside 'Show:') of email list. It selects all mails in the view. Then hotmail will provide you an option just above list of mails: "xx items selected. Select everything in your ???? folder". Just click 'Select Everything'. Click upon "Mark As > Read" on the topmost bar. The operation will be done in seconds.


In the new Outlook.com, simply right-click the folder you want to mark as read, and click “Mark all as read”.

  • This is what I used
    – Populus
    Commented Nov 6, 2014 at 6:38

Click "Sweep" then "mark folder as unread".

  • 1
    Perhaps you can add a pic, to give some extra guidance.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 19:00

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