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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.

Hide a note's time stamp information

In Outlook 2016 Options, the options Notes and Journal is removed. New notes have a default color of yellow, default size of medium, default font of 11 point Calibri, and display the date and time that the note was last modified.
These options are not read and cannot be changed from any preferences or registry keys.

Change the color of a note

In Outlook 2016 Options, the options Notes and Journal is removed. New notes have a default color of yellow, default size of medium, default font of 11 point Calibri, and display the date and time that the note was last modified.
These options are not read and cannot be changed from any preferences or registry keys.

Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

Suppose you'd like to add a couple more commands to the Quick Access toolbar. Also, say you want to work with every e-mail in new window. You can add the Open in New Window button to the Quick Access toolbar.

Turn off rules in Outlook

To turn on/off a rule, follow next steps:

Shortcuts for Calendar

Outlook proposes next shortcut keys for easy and quickly work with Calendar:

Outlook Auto-Archive features

AutoArchive in Outlook moves old items to an archive. You can customize it for more comfortable using of Outlook.

Creating Your Own Menu

Creating custom menus in Outlook is a funny feature you can use to create groups of the options that you use most often, and then plug them into the menu you name and use yourself.

Using templates to facilitate more versatile E-mail Distribution

If you want to construct a more complicated distribution list, with some recipients on the To field, some recipients on the CC field, and yet more recipients on the BCC field, you have to use a message template where you explicitly assign recipients to each field.

Attaching Business Cards to All Outgoing Messages

In some situation you may want to send your vCard in every message. This lets recipients enter the information in their address book quickly and without errors.