Reading an e-Mail

If an e-mail message arrives it will automatically be placed in your Inbox  unless you have set message rules to move certain messages elsewhere.  If you have the Folder List visible you will see a number in brackets beside the folder where you have new messages.  To read your message, simply click on the folder in the folder list or on the Inbox shortcut on the left-hand side of the window and then double-click the new message to open it. The details of an unread message such as sender and subject are shown in bold black type for unread messages and in normal black type for read messages.

Below you can see an example of an opened message.  There are icons at the top to allow you to reply to the sender, forward a copy to somebody else or print the message and you can see other details such as the date the message was sent, the sender and the people who were sent it, including those who received copies (unless they were sent a blind copy). 

To close  a message when you have it open in a window you can click on the cross in the top right-hand corner of the window and you will be returned to your normal Outlook screen.

Click here to return to the Outlook index.