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Lost O.E. ''marked as read after 5 seconds''

I am using WinXP sp2, and the newest Outlook Express. I have 3 identities on the program, and I seem to have lost the option to have the messages fade to gray after being read. I have selected in the program options to ''mark as read after 5 seconds'', and have checked and unchecked the box, but to no avail. I have changed the time, and done all I think I can, but after reading my messages they are still in dark type. This is rather awkward as I don't always know what is new and what is old mail. Could it be the font I am using, or such? Frankly, this also happened to me some time ago on a Win98 machine.
Can someone help me with this situation?
Thank you for your time,

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I have mine set at. . .

In reply to: Lost O.E. ''marked as read after 5 seconds''

zero seconds. Immediate. You might try that.

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You have to turn on your Preview pane..

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in order that setting to works...

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By the way, its a bad choice

In reply to: You have to turn on your Preview pane..

Turning on the preview pane windows, always run and/or download the email content including adware, spyware and virus.

any expert will advice you to turn off preview pane.

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