Preview Pane in email

  ivy lynn-251214 12:34 23 Aug 03

Can anyone tell me how to have the preview pane hidden in outlook express.

When I click view...layout.....the option to uncheck preview pane is greyed out and i can not use it

  The Sack 12:39 23 Aug 03

Leave it turned off, if you have it turned on it opens emails for you which if it has a virus in it is all it needs to set it off.

  Stuartli 13:21 23 Aug 03

As The Sack points out the Preview Pane option should be disabled; even just clicking on a suspect e-mail to delete it can set off a virus.

With the Preview Pane disabled you can highlight an e-mail and delete using the Delete button at the top of the page.

If you wish to read the contents of the e-mai, first highlight it.

Then click on Properties followed by the Details tab.

You can read the details about the e-mail and then, by clicking on Message Source, read the actual message. Cancel in the normal way and either keep or delete the e-mail as required.

  hugh-265156 13:37 23 Aug 03

if im reading correctly then you want to be able to select or deselect it but its not available.

i cant find anything on your problem on ms knowledge base sorry.

try a repair maybe.

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