How to change how fast a message appears read in Microsoft Outlook 2013

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook' started by popowich, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Do you want Microsoft Outlook to show messages as read faster or slower?

    To adjust the setting, first go to File, then click Options:

    Microsoft Outlook - File.jpg Microsoft Outlook - Options.jpg

    Next, click Mail on the left side, then click Reading Pane on the right side:

    Microsoft Outlook - Reading Pane Options.jpg

    Within the Reading Pane options you can add or subtract the number seconds before a message shows as read, or disable the setting.

    Also, please note that Outlook also has the option to right an email and select Mark as read / unread:

    Microsoft Outlook - Mark as read.jpg Microsoft Outlook - Mark as unread.jpg

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2015

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