Carly Bond

Reading Pane

Microsoft Outlook – Reading Pane – Mark as read issue


If like me, you like having your reading pane on to preview your messages but don’t want to ‘mark as read’ when you click off the message, you can change a setting to stop it from happening…simples 🙂

  • Tools > Options
  • Click the ‘Other’ tab
  • Click Reading Pane…
  • Make sure the ‘Mark item as read when selection changes’ tick box is unticked.
  • Click OK
  • Click OK

You should now be a move away from the message without any settings changing.

Microsoft Outlook – Reading Pane

For months now I have been driven insane by my Outlook…for some reason the Reading Pane had decided to give up the ghost, for no apparent reason whatsoever.  I kept looking in the ‘Customise Current View’ section of my inbox, but there is was, still set to ‘Bottom’.  Very frustrating.  So I decided to search for a solution.

Hidden away in the Help of Outlook is a section called ‘Disabled Items’, and there is was sitting there, as if looking at me in a cheeky way…I selected it, clicked ‘Enable’ & ‘Close’, restarted Outlook, and, hey presto, my Reading Pane was back.

Happy days 🙂