After I read and close a new email message, Outlook automatically opens the next new message. How do I make Outlook return to the Inbox instead of automatically opening the next new email message?
Select Tools, Options, then select the Preference tab and click E-mail Options. At the top of the E-mail Options dialog box, under Message Handling, you'll see a drop-down menu with choices for After moving or deleting an open item. You can select open the previous item, open the next item, or return to the Inbox.