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On the home screen, my Samsung Galaxy, it shows -67 over the email icon. What is this indicating and more importantly, how can I get rid of it?

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Please provide a screenshot – Flow Jan 8 '13 at 23:30

It's buggy. You should be able to fix it by clearing the data for the email app and/or any related apps (sometimes there's an "Email Storage" app and so on).

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This may be count of new emails in your mailbox.
There is a functionality that shows count on icons for Email Messages etc.

Some launchers are implemented it ,and most of the new custiom ROMs also.

BTW please provide a screenshot for more accurate answer.

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