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Web Outlook - do not mark message as read on first click


collinsc

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hi when i open my outlook (formerly hotmail!) on a web browser the first message automatically gets marked as read, is there a way to stop this? when i revisit my mailbox and no new messages have arrived i want all the msgs to remain 'unread'. Thanks

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collinsc

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anyone please ? :)

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rdave13

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When yo open Outlook tick the small box for all messages to the left ov View all. On the blue tool bat above click on the three white dots and select Mark as unread.

On the left under quick view click on Flagged and see if you can un-flag the message.

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rdave13

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Blue tool bat = tool bar, oops.

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collinsc

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hi dave, thanks, thats a good workaround, what i was trying to achieve was to not automatically have a message as read when i first enter the inbox. basically i am going in to the inbox, there are no new messages, but the first message will be marked as read - i want to stop that.

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rdave13

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Also if you click the tools icon on the right and select More Email settings you can customise Outlook from that page.

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collinsc

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thanks dave

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rdave13

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Found it. In the options page select reading pane under Reading Email. Tick the box for 'Show a message only after I select it'.

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collinsc

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dave- thanks for looking... the problem with that is that when you log in to outlook you are automatically on the first message! so it automatically marks it as read :(

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blckknght5

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I'm with you collins! It's aggravating! Anyone have a fix for this?

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