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


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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:

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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
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