Provide an option to protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide an option to protect an email from getting marked as read automatically after X seconds which will protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016 while going through the emails. The duration after which an email can be marked as Read can be set by the user. Also provide a feature to lock emails to prevent their accidental deletion while navigating or checking emails.
I have missed many emails do to this.
You open Outlook and any email that has been on top is not in BOLD indicating that it was read when in fact it was not read. ALL email should be protected in BOLD until the user physically marks it as READ. I have noticed that if email is the last one received, once you open Outlook and it is the last one received it will not be in BOLD as if has been read, even though it has not been read yet. I caught that once when I was reading email and some were not in bold (as if read) and have missed out on an email. ALL email should be in protected mode until the user RIGHT CLICKS and opens the email. thank you.
I have set the option that emails should be marked as read after 5 seconds.
When I start Outlook in the morning, the top unread email is automatically marked and a broadcast is started. The new emails arrive then. Because the one unread email has already been marked, it is always marked as read.
It would be good if nothing is marked after the start of Outlook and nothing is displayed in the reading area.
Ceanne Fusting commented
If you're in conversation view, Outlook will automatically mark new emails as complete if there's a previous email within that conversation that is marked as complete. This should not be the default.
John Neff commented
I receive a large number of emails each day that have no value and need to be deleted. Occasionally, an important message gets accidentally deleted and is lost.
It would be very helpful if I could set up a rule that will automatically prevent certain emails from being deleted until the undelete flag is manually turned off, While not as useful, It would also help if valuable emails could be manually flagged as undeletable (both methods would be even better).
Protect mail to avoid remove or move.
I believe this already exists in Options/Mail/Reading Pane