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Change Your Inbox Message Preview Settings in Outlook

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Outlook 2013/2016 and the Outlook Web App (Outlook Online) both have a plethora of personalization options for your email experience.

We’ve posted about some already here, like changing the layout of your reading/preview pane, and setting email replies to always pop out into a new window. Today’s videos will show you how to change your message preview settings in Outlook.

If you want to save space or preserve your privacy, you can set your inbox and/or mailbox folders to only show the sender and subject line of your messages. If you’d like a bit more of a preview of the content of your email, you can change the preview settings to show you the first line (or more, in Outlook 2013) of your messages.

Here’s how to change the message preview settings in the Outlook Web App:

And here are the instructions for changing your message preview settings in Outlook 2013/2016:

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