Microsoft Outlook – stopping messages showing as read as soon as you click on them

I was asked whether it was possible to stop messages showing as having been read as soon as you click on them.

To do so, go to View – Reading Pane – Options.

Outlook reading pane options

Remove the tick from the Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane and also from the Mark item as read when selection changes check boxes. Click OK.

Messages will then only be marked as read if you actually open the message.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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