Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using the reading pane to view a message.
The reading pane can be displayed at the bottom of the screen or along the right edge. To control
the display of the reading pane, select View, Reading Pane and then select Right, Bottom, or Off.
Normally, viewing a message in the reading pane will not mark it as read — this requires opening
the message. However, you can tell Outlook to mark messages as read when they are viewed in the
reading pane as follows:
Select Options from the Tools menu to open the Options dialog box.
Click the Other tab.
Click the Reading Pane button to open the Reading Pane dialog box.
Put a check in the box next to the Mark Items as Read When Viewed in Reading Pane
Click OK twice to close all dialog boxes.
Other Actions for Received Messages
When you are viewing a message that you have received, there are several other actions you can
take with the message. Each of these actions corresponds to a button on the Message ribbon: