Hotmail- go to next message after deleting current

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  1. Kidd

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    After reading a message in Hotmail, I will delete it or move it into a folder. After the move or deletion, I would like to see the next message (chronologically). Hotmail automatically moves me into the last message.
    Example: I receive 1 email per day; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I open my mail on Thursday. I want to see what was emailed first, so I immediately open Monday's email. after I delete it, I expect to see my next message, 'Tuesday'. However, hotmail automatically moves me into something older, from last week. Is there anyway to change this?
     
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    I just checked my Hotmail....Had five new mails...I opened the first on the list - read it - deleted it and it took me to the next one. I then used the DOWN Arrow on the page to go to the next mail.
     
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    That's exactly what mine does. The first one on the list, the top email, is the newest. However, there are another 3 emails that came before that email, which are still unread. I want to read all of my mail chronologically. If someone sends me an email with a picture, then another email talking about the picture, I want to read the email containing the picture first. It doesn't happen often, but occasionally I open and read an email that doesn't make sense without the context of the previous email. If my inbox were empty (except for unread emails), it wouldn't happen, but I haven't had my inbox completely empty in a long time.

    I try to open my OLDEST unread email first (usually 5 or 6 down on the list), then when I delete it, it takes me to the next email down the list- one that I have already read. I want to see my next UNREAD email after deleting.

    Sorry, I am terrible at explaining these things.
     
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    Us the UP Arrow button inside Hotmail;)
     
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    Thanks, that's what I usually do. I've gotten used to Outlook, where you have 3 options after moving or deleting an open item:

    -Open the previous item (which opens the next item up, like I want it to do)
    -Open the next item (which is what Hotmail does by default)
    -Return to the Inbox

    After playing with it, I'm thinking there isn't an option to get Hotmail to do what I want.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion G, that was the next logical step, but I check my hotmail from 3 different computers, and only one has Outlook. At this point, the solution to my small annoyance is a bigger pain than just clicking the up arrow on Hotmail. Maybe I'll empty my Inbox more often.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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