Disable preview pane Outlook 2003

I am trying to disable the preview panes in Outlook 2003.  I have found information on older versions but nothing recently.  Is this possible?  Thank you.
rosen55401Asked:
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war1Commented:
rosen55401,

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LuckyLuke57Commented:
Hi rosen55401,

- View
- Readin Pane
- Off

Lucky Luke
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LuckyLuke57Commented:
You can also toggle:

View Autopreview
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rosen55401Author Commented:
Is there any way to permanently remove the option of preview pane?  I turn it off and the users go behind me and turn it right back on.  Thanks.
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war1Commented:
Greetings, rosen55401 !

http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-1035_11-5243615.html#

The steps outlined here will turn off AutoPreview, Reading Panes, and all Group-By settings. Keep in mind that you can use this method to apply other changes based on your personal preferences.

Create a Shortcut for OUTLOOK.EXE and place it on the Desktop.
Edit the Shortcut properties and add the /cleanviews switch to the target line so it looks something like this:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE" /cleanviewsStart Outlook using the shortcut.
Select the Inbox folder.
Navigate the menus to View | Arrange By | Current Views | Define View.
Select Messages and click the Modify button.
Click the Group By button and uncheck Automatically Group.
Click OK.
Click the Other Settings button and set Reading Pane to Off.
Click OK, twice.
Now this is the tricky part! Click on any other view listed in the dialog box OTHER THAN Messages and click Apply (Last 7 days, for example).
Navigate the menus again to View | Arrange By | Current Views | Define View.
Now choose Messages and click Apply.
Your new custom view will now be applied to all of your Outlook folders. However, this will not happen instantly. It will take some time for Outlook to work its way through your folders. If you have numerous folders and a deep hierarchy, you may have to click on the intended folder, then click another folder, and then click the intended folder again to get your view to display correctly.

Best wishes!
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LuckyLuke57Commented:
Here you find something about disabling preview:

http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2005/up050120.htm
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rosen55401Author Commented:
The article on slipstick indicates that preview panes are not an issue to be concerned about.  Is that the general consensus of IT Admins or it is recommended to not use preview panes?
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war1Commented:
rosen55401,

I use preview pane.  If images in HTML mail are disabled or if email is text, there is no problem.
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rosen55401Author Commented:
Thanks War1, I appreciate the input.
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rosen55401Author Commented:
None of these solutions actually disable the ability to use preview panes.  I think I've come to the conclusion that it cannot be done.  Thanks for your help!
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