Windows 8.1 - Prevent the Mail from Marking Unread Messages as Read

December 2016


You may have noticed that the Mail app of Windows 8.1 automatically marks selected unread messages as read. To prevent this from happening:
  • Open the Mail app.
  • Press CTRL + C to open the Charm bar
  • Click on Settings > Options.
  • Toggle When an unread message is selected mark it as read off

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