Normally, when I click on an unread message in Outlook 2013, the message remains in the unread state until I click on a different message. How can I make it so that it marks as read when I click on the message like Outlook.com webmail?

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You can enable this with "Reading Pane" option enabled. Go to:

  1. File -> Options
  2. Mail
  3. Under "Outlook Panes" click on "Reading Pane"
  4. Set the options to whatever you like.

I have it set to "Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane" and "Wait 0 seconds before marking item as read". This way as soon as i click on an email it is changed to read.


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