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How to disable the reading pane in the Outlook Web App (OWA)




To disable or remove the reading pane from within your Outlook Web App (OWA):


    • Launch an internet browser (Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

    • Visit

    • Sign in using your login credentials

    • Click the Settings gear wheel in the upper right side of the window

    • Click Display settings

    • Click the reading pane tab

    • Select the Hide reading pane option

NOTE: If you wish to disable the reading pane for all folders inside your Outlook Web App, place a check in the Apply to all folder box.

  • Click OK

The reading pane will be removed from your mailbox leaving only the message summary.  You must double-click a message to read the full message detail.

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  • Topic #: 8241-1838
  • Date Created: 10/11/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 4/24/2014
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