Windows 10: Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying

Discus and support Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Windows 10 Home version 1909, fully updated. I just purchased a new Surface Laptop 3 three days ago and all of a sudden the Windows Mail taskbar icon... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by larrymcj, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. larrymcj Win User

    Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying


    Windows 10 Home version 1909, fully updated.

    I just purchased a new Surface Laptop 3 three days ago and all of a sudden the Windows Mail taskbar icon stopped displaying the badge with the unread message count. I've already checked the obvious things in Settings and everything is the way it should be. Most importantly, I never changed anything on the machine from when it was working. I'm not using small Taskbar icons and "Show badges on Taskbar" is turned on.

    I've (completely) reinstalled the OS twice...no help, as well as initially uninstalling/reinstalling Windows Mail. I hadn't gotten all my apps on this laptop yet so it was no big deal. Every so often, maybe once or twice a day, I'll see the unread message badge appear on the icon and when this happens, it's always the wrong number of messages than are actually in the inbox.

    I have a personal Gmail account, a Google Business account, and an iCloud account configured in Windows Mail. FWIW, other apps that have Taskbar icons with badges display just fine...only Windows Mail is having a problem. I'm an experienced user and retired tech business owner and programmer. Of course, none of this makes me an expert...but just mentioning it as I'm sure a lot of inexperienced users post here. Also, searched the web for any help and the only thing I could find was the usual things in Settings.

    :)
     
    larrymcj, Mar 18, 2020
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  2. larrymcj Win User

    Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying

    Windows 10 Home version 1909, fully updated.

    I just purchased a new Surface Laptop 3 three days ago and all of a sudden the Windows Mail taskbar icon stopped displaying the badge with the unread message count. I've already checked the obvious things in Settings and everything is the way it should be. Most importantly, I never changed anything on the machine from when it was working. I'm not using small Taskbar icons and "Show badges on Taskbar" is turned on.

    I've (completely) reinstalled the OS twice...no help, as well as initially uninstalling/reinstalling Windows Mail. I hadn't gotten all my apps on this laptop yet so it was no big deal. Every so often, maybe once or twice a day, I'll see the unread message badge appear on the icon and when this happens, it's always the wrong number of messages than are actually in the inbox.

    I have a personal Gmail account, a Google Business account, and an iCloud account configured in Windows Mail. FWIW, other apps that have Taskbar icons with badges display just fine...only Windows Mail is having a problem. I'm an experienced user and retired tech business owner and programmer. Of course, none of this makes me an expert...but just mentioning it as I'm sure a lot of inexperienced users post here. Also, searched the web for any help and the only thing I could find was the usual things in Settings.
     
    larrymcj, Mar 18, 2020
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  3. Helmut Win User
    Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying

    I have been using the Mail App for 4 years with 6 Email Accounts and the Badge indicator on the Taskbar icon is not reliable particularly with one older Email Account.

    All you can do is send feedback to MS.

    Like you I have checked my Windows 10 install and uninstalled/reinstalled/Reset the Mail App/Removed & put back Accounts on a number of occasions, but it is still the same.
     
    Helmut, Mar 18, 2020
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  4. Windows Mail Taskbar icon badge stopped displaying

    Display badges on taskbar icons

    How can I change my settings to allow Outlook to show a badge on it's icon (in the taskbar) when I have unread messages? It should show a yellow envelope over the main icon for Outlook. This is different than the icon that can appear in the "notifications" area on the right side of the taskbar.

    In Taskbar Settings, I have "Use small taskbar buttons" option turned OFF, and I have "Show badges on taskbar buttons" ON. Last week I had finally found a setting screen that allowed you turn on/off badges for each application individually. After setting it to 'on' for Outlook, these badges began displaying. However, for some reason this setting got reverted when I rebooted, and I can no longer find it.
     
    Bernoulli Lizard, Mar 18, 2020
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