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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful Apps
This is not going to be the most exciting of all hints. But it is another aspect of using smart mailboxes I haven't found so far on macosxhints.

You can configure Mail to update its Dock badge (on the General tab of Mail's Preferences) for unread messages in either all inboxes or all mailboxes. But you can also select a Smart Mailbox to be responsible for updating the Dock badge.

For instance, create a Smart Mailbox called Daily that contains all your inboxes and other important mailboxes you need to track often. Then set the Dock unread count preference in Mail to this Smart Mailbox .

For most of my other mailboxes, it is sufficient to check them once in a while, but I do not want them to show in the Dock unread count. This makes the dock unread count badge much more useful for me.
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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful
Authored by: Tutor69 on Sep 01, '09 08:19:20AM

Nice, thanks. I just used this.



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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful
Authored by: nathanst on Sep 01, '09 09:21:42AM
Consider DockStar (http://ecamm.com/mac/dockstar/) for even richer functionality.

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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful
Authored by: osxpounder on Sep 01, '09 09:32:14AM

Nice hint. I love it. Thanks a lot!



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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful
Authored by: skippingrock on Sep 01, '09 10:07:57AM

Thank you very much, funny that I never saw this option. I've done the Daily thing too, it makes me feel so much better, seeing a low number there instead of the hundreds of unread messages in my Inbox. Sigh, what a relief!
-SkipR



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Make Mail's Dock unread count badge more useful
Authored by: dizziness on Sep 03, '09 09:03:09AM

Great hint and useful for a email review folder for GTD, sowing a collated @Action,@Waiting,@Inbox.



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