Can someone please help, as this has evaded me for years. I had given up trying to do this, but recent virus alerts have brought this back into focus. How does one delete an e-mail, WITHOUT opening it? I'm running Win XP and OE 6 now, but had exactly the same problem with W98 Se. Everyone says ""right click an e-mail, and select delete from the menu that appears, to delete without opening".
But I can NOT right click select, without opening. As soon as an e-mail is selected by either right or left clicking, it appears opened in the lower pane of Outlook Express.
Recently, with my new WXP PC, I configured folder options in control panel to single left click to open a folder, but even with this changed back to the default setting of double left click to open, single right clicking ALWAYS opens the selected item, and has done for years.