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Use the display settings to control the appearance of the message list, reading pane, and conversation view.

  1. In a web browser, sign in to Outlook Web App using the URL provided by the person who manages email for your organization. Enter your user name and password, and then select Sign in.

  2. In the navigation bar at the top, select Mail, and then select Settings Settings icon > Display settings.

  3. Select the feature you want to choose display settings for and select the settings you prefer. Select checkmarkOK to save your changes or discardCancel to return to mail without making any changes.

Display settings are:

  • Message list    Normally Outlook Web App shows three lines of information for each message in your inbox: sender, subject, and part of the first line of text. Use this option to show the sender or subject on top, and show or hide the preview line.

  • Conversations    Show newest or oldest messages on top, and show or hide deleted items.

  • Reading pane    Choose options for the following:

    • Reading pane position (right, bottom, or hidden completely)

    • What to select when Outlook Web App opens (the first message, or you select the message)

    Select the check box Apply to all folders if you want your choices for the Reading pane to apply to every folder.

  • Outlook Web App version    You can switch between the standard and the light version of Outlook Web App. If you have a low-bandwidth connection, the light version may be a better choice than the standard version of Outlook Web App. Also, the light version of Outlook Web App works better with assistive technologies such as screen readers. The light version also works with browsers that don’t support the standard version of Outlook Web App.

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