Office 365 (Outlook Client for Windows) - Turn On or Off the Message Preview Option

You have the option of previewing the first line/s of the message content in your inbox list and other mail folders, OR you can turn this option off.

1. Select the View tab from the ribbon and click on Message Preview.


2. It will bring up a window that has the following selections:

1 Line
2 Lines
3 Lines

3. If you don't want the first line/s of message text to appear in your inbox (or other mail folder) view, select Off.

4. It will bring up a window that says, "Change preview setting in All Mailboxes or This Folder".  Select your preference and your change will take effect.

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Keywords:cleanup clean up delete deleting remove 1st preview content body enable disable   Doc ID:55615
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-08-26 11:04 CSTUpdated:2021-08-16 14:36 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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