Love how fast & simple Mail is compared to the old version of Entourage I was using. The one thing that drives me nuts though is the lack of a manual or delayed "mark as read" feature. With over a hundred emails coming in a day, the best & most efficient way for me to keep track of who I've replied to & what I've taken care of is to leave certain emails as "unread." Mail, however, marks everything as read the second you click on it. I've seen a few people post about this, and the fact that it would be such a simple addition to the program is what I find so frustrating! I'm aware that I can close the preview pane if I don't want messages marked as read, but this works against my normal working style. Any idea if there's a plug-in or some way to force Mail into only marking as read after 5 seconds, or after I manually mark each email with a keystroke? My hopes are low, but I'd be so happy if there was a solution. Already sent Apple a message requesting the feature. thanks!