OK, I did a search and found many threads on the topic but none that solve my particular problem. I have many rules that copy messages from certain people into certain folders. It makes it real easy for me to go back through and find emails from people. I prefer to use copy(instead of move) so I can immediately see I have messages in the general inbox and only use the folders for archive purposes. My problem is this, If I use the "mark as read" function in a rule it marks the copy that was sent into the folder as read AND the one in my general inbox. Is there anyway that when the mail comes in, the main inbox one remains "unread" but the copied version sent to its proper folder gets marked as "read"? It gets a to be a real hassle everyday to highlight all the folders, arrange by read status and mark them as read. I get about a hundred or so a day and the time it takes to index these, to mark them as read, annoys me. Thanks!!