Outlook: Preventing Outlook from Automatically Opening the Next New Email Message

Learn how to make Outlook return to the Inbox instead of opening the next email message.

Sue Mosher

December 22, 2002

1 Min Read
ITPro Today logo

After I read and close a new email message, Outlook automatically opens the next new message. How do I make Outlook return to the Inbox instead of automatically opening the next new email message?

Select Tools, Options, then select the Preference tab and click E-mail Options. At the top of the E-mail Options dialog box, under Message Handling, you'll see a drop-down menu with choices for After moving or deleting an open item. You can select open the previous item, open the next item, or return to the Inbox.

Sign up for the ITPro Today newsletter
Stay on top of the IT universe with commentary, news analysis, how-to's, and tips delivered to your inbox daily.

You May Also Like