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Mail.app: Is it possible to leave messages unread while viewing them in the viewer pane?

Mail.app: Is it possible to leave messages unread while viewing them in the viewer pane?

I've just started using Mail.app, after switching from WinXP to OSX. Both Outlook and Mail.app have a preview pane, but in Outlook, I was able to configure it to only mark a message as unread after viewing the message for a given amount of time. As far as I can tell, Mail.app doesn't have this option - as I use the arrow keys to scroll through my inbox, every email is marked unread.

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Guest [Entry]

"What you're looking for is a plugin called TruePreview. From the home page:

One of the most common shortcomings/omissions/bugs/failures in Mail is the inability to truly preview messages. If the preview pane is displayed in the message viewer window, as soon as a message is selected and displayed, it is marked as read. Most every other e-mail client on the planet provides an option to delay marking messages as read. This particular issue has been the one nagging annoyance that has bothered me for years now. With every OS X upgrade, I have anticipated Apple finally adding this necessary functionality, only to be disappointed.
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