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How to count total number of selected emails in Outlook?

Do you want to know how many email messages have been selected immediately without counting them one by one in Outlook? With this tutorial, counting selected emails won’t be a time-consuming problem anymore.

Count total number of selected emails with hotkey

Count total number of selected emails with VBA

Count total number of selected emails with Kutools for Outlook

Quickly count total number of selected emails, count number of received email per hour/day/week/month in Outlook

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With the help of Enter key, you can count the total number of selected emails as follows.

1. In the Mail view, select the email messages that you want to count, and press the Enter key in the keyboard.

2. Then a prompt dialog will pop up. You can see the total number of the selected emails is listed. Please click No button to close the dialog.

Notes:
(1) This method cannot work when you select less than 4 email messages.
(2) This method requires the Show as Conversations option unchecked on the View tab.


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With VBA code, you can easily count the total number of selected emails.

1. In the Mail view, select the emails that you want to count the total number.

2. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications by .

3. Click Insert > Module to open a new Module window, and then paste below code into the window.

VBA: Count selected emails

Sub CountSelectedItems()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    MsgBox "Number of selected items: " & _
                objSelection.Count, vbInformation, "Selected Items"
End Sub

4. Click the Run button to run the VBA code. And now a dialog will pop up to tell you how many items you have selected. Then click OK button to close it. See screenshot:

Note: This VBA code was successfully tested in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.


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If you have Kutools for Outlook installed, you can apply its Statistics feature to count the total number of selected emails easily in Outlook. Please do as follows:

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1. In the Mail view, select the emails that you will count, and click Kutools > Statistics. See screenshot:
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2. In the first popping out Statistic dialog box, please click the OK button directly. And now you will get the total number of all selected email at the top of the second Statistic dialog box. See screenshot:
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    Suzette · 4 months ago
    If using the Enter Key, 'Show as Conversation' must be unchecked.
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      kellytte · 4 months ago
      Hi Suzette,
      Thank you for your comment! You are right. I have added your comment as notice in the article.
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    Rakol · 1 years ago
    Few days ago after restart it stopped working, could you fix that script to make it work again?
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    Hemant · 1 years ago
    Hello
    I need to get count of emails sent and received with size of each email with attachment per day and read numbers of email addresses to which email is sent .
    Can you please help me out in this ?
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    Rockie · 2 years ago
    Thank You! Script works like a charm!

    Best regards, Gennady
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    Salah · 2 years ago
    Salah bettaher count e_mail