Deleting read mail in windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Bev., Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Bev.

    Bev. Guest

    When reading emails in Windows Mail I want to delete them after finishing.
    However, when I delete from the open email it opens the next email. I don't
    want the next email to open on its own. How to I change the settings so the
    next email will not automatically open when I delete the one I have read?

    Bev., Jan 23, 2008
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  2. Don't delete from the opened email window. Close the window, then
    delete from the message list.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jan 23, 2008
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  3. Bev.

    Bev. Guest

    That is what I do already! I want to delete the mail and then open the next
    mail "I" want to read instead of the next one automatically opening. It may
    be something I don't want opened. I have Outlook set-up this way, and just
    wanted to know if there was a setting in Windows Mail to do the same way.
    Bev., Jan 23, 2008
  4. Are you talking about the next email opening in the preview pane?
    If that bothers you, you can turn off the preview pane: View, Layout...
    Gary VanderMolen, Jan 24, 2008
  5. Bev.

    Bev. Guest

    Yes, I have the preview pane turned off. Say I have 5 unread e-mails, I read
    the first one, if it is something I don't want or need to keep, I click the
    delete (x) icon. The program then automatically opens the next e-mail for
    reading. That is what I don't want to happen. I don't want e-mails opening
    like that because the next one may be one that I don't want to read, don't
    trust to open, or may be spam. I simply delete those without opening. But the
    setting now opens the next email if you delete the one you are reading. No
    big deal deleting them after I close them, but I want to choose which emails
    I want to open. Does that make sense?
    Bev., Jan 24, 2008
  6. If you have the preview pane turned off, then you are opening a message
    by double-clicking on it from the message list. When you are done
    reading that message, close the reading window, and delete that message
    from the message list. The next message should not open automatically.
    As I suggested previously, don't delete from the reading window.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jan 24, 2008
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