Rick ChurchillI cannot remember now what my old email looked like but the new Big Sur format seems to have a huge number of mailboxes. There is not enough room down the Ieft-hand side of my 13 inch MacBook Pro to show all the new mailboxes plus my Smart mailboxes. I have 4 email accounts and each has these mailboxes associated with them: Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Junk, Bin, Archive, Sent (again!), Trash.
(I don’t know why there are 2 Sents or what the difference between Trash and Bin is but there is nothing in Trash, Archive and the second Sent.)
If all these mailboxes are collapsed then there is no indication that a new email has entered an Inbox as the number of unanswered emails shown against the collapsed account name includes Drafts and Junk. This means to ensure I don't overlook an unanswered email I would have to open every junk mail that arrives or move it to the bin (and I get quite a few) and also remember how many draft messages I have written.
The mail icon in the dock correctly indicates the total number of unopened emails in all inboxes but through lack of space I keep my dock hidden until required.
There is a solution however that if I open Favo(u)rites there is "All Inboxes" which allows a shortcut to each inbox. Perhaps this is the way I had set it up with the old Mail but I don’t think so.
Anyone else having trouble with the new Mail?