You cannot hide header information in the Reading Pane in Outlook 2010


In Microsoft Outlook 2010, you click to select the Hide header information check box to hide an email message's header information in the Reading pane. However, the header information is not hidden as expected.


This issue occurs because the "Hide header information" functionality was removed from Outlook 2010. However, the UI setting was not removed.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

The Hide header information setting in earlier versions of Outlook lets you remove the email message header when you view the message in the Reading pane. This is useful when you use Outlook on devices that have limited screen space.

To locate the Hide header information check box in Outlook 2010, click the View tab, click View Settings, and then click Other Settings.

Hide header information

Note The Header Information setting was removed from the shortcut menu in Outlook 2010. In Office Outlook 2007, the shortcut menu for the Header Information setting appears as follows.

Context menu from Outlook 2007