If you are having trouble seeing the difference between read and unread messages in Outlook you aren’t alone. This was one of the hot topics on the forums this week.
You could assign a category using a rule to all incoming messages to color unread messages, but you would have to manually remove the category. Not a good option for busy users. I suggest using 1) a Smart Folder for Unread only (Entourage called these . . .
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