Ability to not automatically mark emails as read
To have the ability to not mark a message as read when viewing on the phone.
Mick Wells commented
This is a must if I am to use as my business email client
leaving emails unread is part of good workflow
Padraig Crowley commented
+1 Yes! Other email apps such as AquaMail support this. Would be really appreciated!
+1 on this
Ready Set GO Therapy commented
I'd like a way to change settings to keep messages unread even if I open it. then I'd like to be able to manually mark it as read when I am finished with it
Lynn Hudson commented
option to not mark emails as read on mobile.
Christian Sprenger commented
I'd like to request a setting to not to mark a mail as read (but keep it unread) after I read the mail.
I know, it does not sound locally first, but I read mails which I still have to work on/reply to.
Therefore I mark the mails to read/unread manually
Doshit, Pratik commented
Disable mark as read sync between mobile device and outlook for Windows
email read status on server
Joe C commented
My workflow effort is increased form this terrible logic forced by Microsoft so that when I want to keep my emails from the phone, I login to the portal.office.com account and use CTRL-A to Select ALL and then right click and pick Mark as Unread. Then they load to the desktop Outlook.
As a software developer, I find it impossible to accept that I am manually fixing what should be a simple option in the phone app.
Outlook can detect that I forgot an attachment and warn me to attach something. Outlook can detect a meeting and add it to may calendar. Yet for some unknown reason, Outlook phone App will not provide an option to leave read messages as Unread.
There needs to be a third state. We have Read and not Read. The third State is something like Previewed or just Not Marked as Read. This is not rocket science, it is non-users trying to program something and the programmers need to stop using GMail and actually use this stuff.
Joe C commented
It is simple if you go to POP. email. But if you use Office 365 with Exchange then the server is the main repository. You could disable the server as the repository and keep the PST folder on your desktop, but most don't and that is not the default Exchange setup.
Setup as POP is an option if you don't need Exchange security and the backup nature of it. With POP you can set the phone app to NOT delete from the server when read and then se the desktop to delete from server when read. This lets the phone keep it alive and the desktop downloads it and then clears the server emails.
Loriann Wuchner commented
Not having this function in Outlook is making me switch to a different email program on my mobile. It's crazy that this can't be implemented.
In other forms of Outlook there is the option do turn off automatically marking emails as read when opened. A lot of times I want to leave an email unmarked as read so I can find it easier later in my daily email list.
I wold choose if i want to mark as read or not when i open an email. In owa I have that option, on configuracion>>correo>>administracion de mensajes>>marcar como leido.
I want the same option in outlook mobile.
My workflow on mobile is that I read incoming messages and only respond to really urgent topics (5% max). Other messages I read but don't act on. To avoid forgetting to check the messages later on desktop, my preference is to leave these messages marked unread. However, in Outlook for Android the messages are marked unread as soon as they are opened, so I have to mark them as unread manually.
The mobile client should have the option to not mark any messages as read unless they are explicitly marked by the user, or if a reply to the message is made.
This option is available on alternatives such as Nine.
Hey MS, this app is completely useless. How many years does it take to implement such simple feature?
[Deleted User] commented
+1 Would be really appreciated.
don't automatically mark as read
Like am already using a feature in Mail App of Windows 10. I request you to add an option to discontinue auto read confirmation of an email after just clicked.
Bezema, Pieter commented
don't mark read e-mails
When I open an email thread to read it in Android Outlook, it immediately gets marked as read. This is a problem as I can't respond to everything immediately and if I don't manually mark it as unread again I will forget about it, which is bad. Please add an option to never mark as read automatically. It is already in the web app and the desktop app.