When we look at the look and feel changes introduced in the Outlook 2013 edition, the message preview feature makes a distinct impression. It essentially showcases initial one or two lines from the email text in the Inbox message list. This change has been introduced with the idea of helping you glance through the emails and focus on the important ones when you are short in time. While the feature has been widely appreciated by many, some of us may have some privacy concerns around it. Normally in an office the Outlook client is typically kept open through the day. In some cases you would not like passing visitors to catch the contents of the emails present in your Inbox, even if they are just the initial lines. So if you wish to get rid of the message preview just follow the steps mentioned below to achieve the same.
Disable Message Preview in Ms Outlook 2013
- Launch the Ms Outlook 2013 email client
- Now in the top pane, head to the View tab
- Next click on the Message Preview option that appear under the View tab
- You will find a drop down list of options appearing below the message preview. This would include option to choose the number of lines you wish to display, say 2 or 3 along the option to turn off the preview.
- Click on Off from the drop down option
Once you enforce the settings, first lines of your email would not be displayed in your message list.
Change the size of the message header in Outlook 2013
At times you may experience the need to change the size of the message header associated with an Outlook 2013 email. As compared to its earlier editions, the 2013 iteration sports a large header file. However you can choose to reduce it to a compact size by clicking on the chevron figure icon which typically appears in the bottom right corner of the header. However it is important to note that this will only work if your Outlook application is regularly updated as Microsoft had specifically released an update in November 2013 to address this issue.
The highly acclaimed Microsoft Outlook 2013 remains acutely vulnerable to Outlook errors.
The Outlook 2013 is without a doubt miles ahead of its predecessors when it comes to its rich feature set. Yet when it comes to Outlook errors, it remains in the same zone of vulnerability as its earlier editions. In other words you never know which Outlook error may jump up any bright day and crash the application. However with the help of a pst recovery application like the venerable DataNumen Outlook Repair, you can always hope to recover the compromised files without spending a fortune. This sophisticated program is capable of dealing with nearly every PST corruption incident and can even recover those temporary files that Outlook may have created just before it crashed.
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