A previous question of mine was about buggy synchronization of emails in a linked inbox on windows phone 8 running on a Lumia 920.

Now I sort of got the synchronization working by tweaking with the sync settings of contacts for those accounts, but there is one thing that still seems buggy.

The number of new inbox items seems stuck at 3, for whatever odd reason. The number has not changed over the last few days, even though inbox items and unread inbox items changed a lot. The same on the lock screen - it always shows 3 unread items, no matter what the real count.

Am I missing something here or is this part of the, euhmm, let's call it, general flux of bugginess in wp8's linked account managment?

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    Do you have some folders in which you get your mail but you don't see them in the feed. You have to hit the ... and then go to folders... maybe there are some emails Jan 7 '13 at 8:57
  • I do have folders, namely both for hotmail and for google mail there are inbox, sent and show all folders "folders". The last has about 20 subfolders on my google mail, and some 3 or so subfolder for the hotmail account. Nevertheless, I don't see any unread mail in any of those.
    – kontur
    Jan 7 '13 at 9:59
  • Does rebooting the phone fix the issue?
    – Rowland Shaw
    Jun 11 '14 at 20:15
  • @RowlandShaw I am confident I must have tried rebooting. I am, however, not actively using the phone any more, so I can't confirm.
    – kontur
    Jun 12 '14 at 8:34
  • Have turned that into a loose answer, as it may help future visitors who have the issue, and find your question
    – Rowland Shaw
    Jun 12 '14 at 10:00

I've seen something similar happen on phones running 7.x, if the mail sync crashed. A simple reboot was enough to fix it then, and I've not experienced the problem since moving to Windows Phone 8.0

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