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Turn off Gmail mark messages as read feature

Hello, I don't know if this is technically possible, but I am one person and I know there are others that would love
to have the gmail feature of greying out a message as soon as you open turned off. I would like to either delete
or archive messages and the "greying out" is too effective in making me no longer "see" these messages.


  • That option has been there since the beginning :) I assume by greying out you mean "marked as read"
    Try turning this option off in the General options tab
  • Hi, Jason:

    I think you are talking about when you "preview" an email using your software.  I am talking about when I read an email
    in gmail.  Or am I misreading the feature.
  • Ah within Gmail itself, I personally use the preview pane feature which has options for that, more info here http://gmailblog.blogspot.ca/2011/08/new-in-labs-preview-pane.html
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