When you open an e-mail, it automatically is marked as read. However, if you are using the Reading Pane to view messages instead of opening them, you have a number of possible options for marking e-mails as being read.
Use Outlook rules to move all incoming messages to the specified folder. E.g., copy all e-mails from [email protected] to the OfficeToolTips folder.
You can display or hide a Reading pane that displays the header and partial contents of the selected message.
Most people prefer to have Outlook display the Inbox when the application is started. The following tip enables you to specify which folder you would like to be displayed when you start Outlook.
The address book is usually created when you create a Personal Folders profile, but only one address book can be defined for the profile. Fortunately you can easily create additional address books out of the profile for your own needs.
If you have Outlook configured to automatically check for new e-mails at predefined intervals, you will probably want to be notified when a new e-mail has arrived.
You can configure Outlook to display a message of your choice when a new e-mail arrives.
Outlook message window does not show all message fields. There many fields hidden behind the Options button, where you can set message priority, delivery notifications, etc.
If you want to be sure that someone has received your message, you can request a delivery receipt.
If you like visually appealing message templates called stationaries, you may want to set up Outlook to always use a particular stationery for all new messages.