How to control how the Reading Pane marks E-mails as read

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.

Follow these steps to modify or change these settings:

1. Select Tools -> Options... .

2. In the Options dialog box, click the tab labeled Other .

3. Click the Reading Pane... button.

Options in Outlook 2007

4. In the Reading Pane dialog box, select from the options explained in the following list.

Reading Pane in Outlook 2007
  • If the Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane option is not checked, an e-mail will not be marked as having been read just by viewing it.
  • To set the e-mails to be automatically marked as read when they have been selected, check the Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane option and set the Wait X seconds before marking item as read to 0.
  • To delay the e-mails from being marked as having been read, enter the delay, in seconds, in the Wait X seconds before marking item as read option and ensure that the Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane box is checked.
  • If the Mark items as reread when selection changes option is checked, an e-mail will be marked as read when the selected item changes.

The Ctrl+Q combination can also be used to mark the currently selected item as having been read.

From this dialog box, it is also possible to enable or disable single key reading by selecting or unselecting the Single key reading using space bar option.

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