Office 365 (Web) - Reading Pane Overview

The reading pane is where messages are displayed in Mail.

Reading Pane


The reading pane is where messages are displayed. You not only can read messages in the reading pane, but also respond to them without opening a new window.

Reading Pane

  • To respond to a message, select ReplyReply, Reply AllReply all, or ForwardForward at the top of a message. A new message appears in the reading pane at the top of the message.
  • To change the read status of a message, use Mark as read or Mark as unread.
  • To view more options, select MoreMore for an extended menu.



To change the location of the reading pane


  1. On the nav bar, select Settings Settings > Display settings > Reading pane
  2. Select one of the following:
    • Show reading pane on the right, the default setting.

    • Show reading pane at bottom
    • Hide reading pane

  3. Select OK to save your selection and to close the Display settings window.


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Keywords:reading pane offices 365 outlook email mail view window messages disable remove   Doc ID:53659
Owner:Dava R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-07-06 11:59 CDTUpdated:2015-08-16 16:30 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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