Preview items without opening them

Do any of the following:


Preview the first three lines of messages in the main Outlook window

Note   To preview the first three lines of unread messages only, on the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Customize Current View. Click Other Settings, and then click Preview unread items.


Preview the content of any item in the preview pane

In the preview pane, you can read the content of an item, open attachments, follow a hyperlink, and respond to meeting requests.

To hide the preview pane, repeat this step.

Note   When you're viewing a message in the preview pane, you can view e-mail properties about a name in the From, To, or CC fields by double-clicking it.


Change how the preview pane looks and works

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.
  2. Click Preview Pane.
  3. Select the options you want.

For Help on an option, click the question mark, and then click the option.


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