The thread entitled Read emails marked as unread (2003)
can now be found <a href=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=out&Number=752021&page= 0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=31&part=>here</a>.
Reason: it does appear to be an Outlook rather than an Excel issue!