interface em 7

Hi new to em-client still getting a feel for it, just came from windows live mail, my question is on main screen, mail I can see my email address in left hand pain but have to, have drop down menu open to see any mail ?, in previous ‘WLM’ u would get a number of new emails on the un opened email address, here all i  get is ‘this folder contains no itmes and no operations can be performed’ … this is going to make for a very cluttered mane screen if I use all my email addresses