Outlook 2013: How to disable reading pane replies

Outlook 2013

In this post I’ll show you how to disable reading pane replies in Outlook 2013.

If you use the reading pane in Outlook 2013 the default action on replies and forwards is to edit the message within the reading pane. If you want to change this so that all replies and forwards open in a new window here’s how.

Outlook 2013 with Reading PaneSelect the File menu and then click Options.

Outlook 2013 - File - OptionsSelect Mail from the left hand column, and then in the right hand pane scoll down to Replies and forwards.

Outlook 2013 - File - Options - Mail - Replies and forwards - Open replies and forwards in a new windowTick the check box labelled Open replies and forwards in a new window. Click OK.

All replies and forwards will now open in a new window.

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