Can I preview messages in Mail without marking as "read"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    Is there a way for me to view messages in the preview pane in Mail (i.e., scroll up or down), without having Mail mark the message as "read", unless I actually open the message? If so, can anyone tell me how I can set that option??

  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    You have the option to close the message area by double clicking the bar separating the messaging area from the list of messages. This way, messages you select will not be opened until they are double-clicked (and will open in a separate window).

    Also, by right-clicking a message you have the option "Mark > As Unread."

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