This tutorial is about the steps required to customize the reading pane in Outlook.com. Reading pane by default is turned off in Outlook.com and users enable this using the options available as part of the Settings.
Outlook.com users can adjust the reading pane to the right or bottom. They can also configure this setting using Inbox > Options > Reading Pane.
Step 1: Click the Settings icon and select More mail settings from the list.
Step 2: In the Inbox Options screen, navigate to Reading Mail section and click Reading Pane.
Step 3: Using “Where do you want the reading pane to appear?”, you can turn off or change the display location of Reading Pane.
Step 4: Similarly you can Show the first message automatically by using the option “When you first open your inbox or another folder, set the reading pane to:”
Step 5: After making the required changes, click Save button.