Customize swipe left and swipe right gestures in Outlook for Mac

With just a swipe of your finger you can delete an email or flag one for follow-up. All it takes is a multi-touch trackpad or magic mouse.

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  1. Open Outlook > Preferences.

    Showing Outlook preferences
  2. Choose Reading.

    Showing Outlook preferences with Reading chosen

  3. Under Swipe Gestures, set Swipe left and Swipe right for: Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, or Flag.

    Showing Swipe Gestures on reading dialog

Turn off swipe gestures

  1. Open Outlook > Preferences.

    Showing Outlook preferences
  2. Choose Reading.

    Showing Outlook preferences with Reading chosen

  3. In Swipe left on the message list to, select None.

    Showing Swipe Gesture None

  4. In Swipe right on the message list to, select None.

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