Deleting a message in an open window opens the next message in Inb

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by SCal, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. SCal

    SCal Guest

    If I open a message window, then delete that message, the next message in
    sequence opens in a new window. If I want a message to open, I'll open it
    myself. How can I prevent deleting a message from forcing the next message
    to open into a new window?
    SCal, Apr 23, 2007
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  2. Don't delete the message until you have closed the Message window.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 23, 2007
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  3. SCal

    SCal Guest

    Yeah, I kind of figured that out. It doesn't work that way in Outlook, and
    makes no sense that it works that way in Windows Mail. It creates extra
    steps. Is it not somewhere in my "Preferences" to change that?
    SCal, Apr 23, 2007
  4. no. Unfortunately not.


    Steve Cochran, Apr 24, 2007
  5. SCal

    musiclover Guest

    I'd like to jump in here and say that I have the same problem. When I forward
    or reply to an email, the original is gone and the next one is opened. I
    don't like that. What if I did not want to open that next one. Is there a
    place where I can have that original email just stay in view after forwarding
    or replying to it, so I can delete it or close it myself?
    musiclover, Apr 25, 2007
  6. You can disable the Preview Pane under View | Layout and then delete
    messages without opening them. Otherwise, I think you are stuck with what
    you've got.


    Steve Cochran, Apr 26, 2007
  7. SCal

    musiclover Guest

    Thank you Steve. Unfortunately after the disable of Preview Pane there is no
    other option. Will have to just be careful to close each e-mail by the 'X' as
    well as knowing what the next email is/or who it's from, by deleting all
    unwanted e-mails b4 reading others. A bit of a bother considering the OE in
    Win98/and XP was far more user friendly and Vista seems to have gone
    backwards on this function.
    musiclover, Apr 26, 2007
  8. Unfortunately its their ball, so they set the rules.

    Steve Cochran, Apr 26, 2007
  9. SCal

    mztedibear Guest

    There is a way to do it with the new Vista program.........I discoverer it
    just by playing around with it. Select Ctrl A, where all the emails are
    "highlighted", while holding down the Ctrl key, click on the emails that you
    want to keep, let go of the Ctrl key and then hit delete. Only the ones
    "unhighlighted" will remain in your box.
    mztedibear, Jan 1, 2008
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