1 Reply Latest reply: May 25, 2013 9:11 AM by pedro d
LoesEkk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm working with Apple Mail Version 6.3 (1503). A new e-mail message is marked as 'read' directly after selection. Is it possible to adjust this? I'd rather see that an e-mail is marked as 'read' after a double-click.


Ik werk met Apple Mail Version 6.3 (1503). Een nieuw e-mail bericht wordt bij selectie direct als 'gelezen' gemarkeerd. Kan ik dit aanpassen? Liever heb ik dat een e-mail bericht pas na dubbelklikken als 'gelezen' wordt gemarkeerd.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • pedro d Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,750 points)

    Hello there, LoesEkk.


    This is occuring because you likely have the Mail Preview pane open. Because it is "previewing" the email for you, it considers that as read. You can change that behavior by hiding the preview pane. Follow the steps outlined in the following Knowledge Base Article:


    Mac OS X Mail: How to show or hide the preview pane or mailboxes drawer


    The preview pane, the lower portion of the Mail viewer window, allows you to view a selected email without opening it in a separate window.


    The preview pane is visible by default, but you may hide it by double-clicking the separator. You can adjust the size of the preview pane by dragging the separator up or down.


    If the preview pane is hidden, or if its size is reduced, it may not be visible.




    When shown, the mailboxes drawer appears on the left or right side of the Mail viewer window. You can show or hide it by clicking the Mailboxes button in the Mail viewer window. You can also hide the mailboxes drawer by dragging its outer border toward the Mail viewer window.


    Thanks for reaching out to Apple Support Communities.



    Pedro D.