Unread Messages Get Marked a Read Automatically

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Jack Gillis, May 6, 2010.

  1. Jack Gillis

    Jack Gillis Guest

    Let's see if I can explain what is going on here with Live Mail's newsgroup

    When I select a newsgroup the Message List shows all unread messages in the
    group. (I have view set to 'Hide Read
    Messages.) The top message is high lighted automatically. If I choose not
    to read it at that point and move on to
    another newsgroup in that account, the message in the first group
    apparently gets marked as read even though I did
    not read it. I say apparently because if I go back to the first group, the
    messages in question does not appear as
    'unread.' If I change the view to 'show all messages' the messages appears.
    This is true for all news accounts I
    have set up.

    I have the feeling I have set up something wrong. Will someone please help
    me get around this issue?

    Thank you.
    Jack Gillis, May 6, 2010
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  2. Jack Gillis

    Jack Gillis Guest

    Problem Solved. I found I had Tools/Options/Read/Automatically download
    messages when viewing in the Preview Pane checked. Unchecked it and now all
    is well on that score.
    Jack Gillis, May 6, 2010
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  3. You don't want newsgroup messages to be downloaded automatically?
    Seems like a better solution would be to uncheck "Mark message read
    after displaying for X seconds".
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], May 6, 2010
  4. Jack Gillis

    FDLeyda Guest

    Where is this View function located in Windows Live Mail ?

    Thank You
    FDLeyda, May 9, 2010
  5. Jack Gillis

    Dave Guest

    On the Menu bar, which is hidden by default.
    To see it momentarily, press the Alt key.
    To keep it displayed, press Alt-M, then select Show Menu Bar

    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Dave, May 9, 2010
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