Mark a message as read or unread

Outlook lists all unread e-mail messages in bold text. Messages that you open or display in the reading pane — that is, read messages — are listed in plain text.

  1. In the message list, click the message.

    To select multiple messages, hold down the COMMAND key and click the messages that you want.

  2. On the Home tab, click Read or Unread.

    Home tab, group 5

Tip: You can set options for how messages automatically change from "unread" to "read" status. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences, and then under E-mail, click Reading.

See also

Change the text size for incoming messages

Set options for downloading Internet pictures

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