No reading emails

I wish I could not read emails. I have a compulsion where if I get an email I have to read the whole thing no matter how capricious or arbitrary.  This post is not about that but it is about how to not mark emails as read just by clicking on them. I personally like the default behavior of Outlook but one of my clients doesn’t. Here is how to turn off marking emails as read just by clicking on them

In Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016

  1. Go to the View tab
  2. In the Layout section click the down arrow beside the Reading Pane Icon
  3. Select Options
  4. Uncheck the Mark Item As Read When Selection Changes

That’s it!  So easy 🙂

Happy Nerdings!