How to Setup Outlook Express
So That It Does Not
Automatically Open Up
Email Messages.

  1. Open up Outlook Express
  2. Click on the word "View"
  3. Click on the word "Layout" (See Image 1 below)
  4. Remove the Check Mark where it states "Show Preview Pane" (See Image 2 below)
  5. By Removing this check mark only your header information will be viewable. In order to open up an email you will need to double left click on the message header.
  6. Click on Apply
  7. Click OK
Image 1 - Click on image for a large view.
Outlook Express - Layout
Image 2 - Click on image for a large view.
Uncheck Show Preview Pane

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