Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to jtd18)
No responses so far, so maybe this isn't possible yet. Just in case, I submitted the request to Apple for future consideration. If you would also like this functionality, please send them a request as well (http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to jtd18)
In Mail, Preferences, Viewing, there is a menu called "List Preview" which shows how many lines of a message to show without actually reading the message. Also, you can just close the preview part of the window (double-click the left hand border of it). Then you can click on messages - selecting them - and not read them. You have to double-click on them, or press return to read them. And they open in their own window.
Also, if you read one unintentionally, just select it and press command-shift-u to mark it unread again.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to CT)
This is exactly how I've configured Mail for the time being. I'd like to use the actual Message Preview window rather than only relying on the List Preview, but the set up you described will work fine until Apple allows the functionality I described.
I appreciate your suggestions!