Adjusting the reading pane settings in Microsoft Outlook

There are a few settings you may want to select or deselect about using your reading pane.
  • from the Tools menu, choose Options
  • select the Other tab and the Reading Pane button.
    1. On an incoming Message, when it appears in the reading pane (not opened) Outlook will give the read Icon and will not be bold, giving the appearance of being read. Some people do not want messages to appear this way if they have only been read in the reading pane.
    2. On an incoming Message, after it appears in the reading pane and you move to the next message, Outlook will give the read Icon and will not be bold, giving the appearance of being read. Again some people do not want messages to appear this way.
    3. Allows the user, to go from email to email, by just using the space bar.

Reading Pane