How to change the ‘mark as read’ behavior in Outlook?

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Would anyone happen to know how to change the default Outlook 'Mark as Read' behavior? My current behavior always marks a message as read when it appears on the viewing pane and I move to another message. Is there a way to just mark a message as read as soon as it appears?
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You need to turn off the preview page.  With that open, any message that appears will be considered read.  Also, it is quite dangerous to have that reading pane open.  Reason being that if an email has something in it that may harm your computer, you have opened it with the preview pane.  That is why they say never open an email from someone that you do not know.  Go up to View –> Reading Pane, Off.  This should take care of your problem.

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  • Brijesh
    In the outlook panel go to File -> Options -> Advanced.click Reading Panel.Tick mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Panel and change interval wait seconds.
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