Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Old habits die hard and this Outlook 2013 feature is likely to be met with resistance from users who use the tool every day to send emails. We recommend you try and get used to it but at the same time we’ll offer an alternative. We’ll show you how to disable the inline reply feature and get a new compose window each time you reply to a mail, just like old times!

Note: The inline reply is not available for Gmail accounts in the Office 2013 Preview.

Disabling Inline Reply in Outlook 2013

Step 1: Launch Outlook 2013 and click on the File button to open the backstage view. This page displays your account information.

Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Step 2: In the backstage view, click on Options on the left to open Outlook 2013 Configuration.

Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Step 3: Go to Mail settings in Outlook Options and scroll down to Replies and forwards. Look for the option Use inline replies when replying or forwarding and deselect it.

Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Step 4: Hit the OK button to save the settings.

Activating Mail Tracking

You probably know about the read receipt feature in Outlook that confirms when a mail was delivered and viewed by the recipient. To enable this option, go to “Tracking” in “Mail Settings” and check the desired options. You can choose “Delivery receipt” to confirm delivery to the recipient’s server and “Read receipt” to confirm that the recipient viewed the message.

Disable Inline Reply Feature in Outlook 2013, Activate Read Receipts

Finally save the settings to activate the tracking feature. It is service specific and does not work on all email providers.

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For those concerned about the new inline reply feature and wanting the old feature back, we hope we can help you today. Share this method with friends seeking the same solution.

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