Outlook cursor action after deleting an email

Posted on 2009-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
In MS Outlook, there is an option somewhere to specify what you want the cursor to do after you delete an email.  The choices are to move up or to move down.

Imagine you delete an email that is in the middle of your list of email.  If you're working your way from the top down, you'd want the cursor to move down after a deletion.  If you're working your way from the bottom up, then you'd want the cursor to move up to the next email.

I want to change this setting and I can't find where to do it.
Question by:coachjim
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    I admit this is tricky to find, and I hope you mean this. At least in Outlook 2007:

    Tools \ Options \ Preferences tab - click on "E-mail options"
    The very top option is "After moving or deleting an open item". Here you can chose wether you want to previous or the next item.
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    Geez, how did I miss this?

    I scoured every nook and cranny of Outlook (2007's) option tabs three times and never saw it.

    Thanks for your help!

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