There is a setting in Outlook in the preview section that will show mail as read after "x" seconds. This can be changed to whatever you like. I can't rememebr exactly where the setting is right now, and since I am at work where we HAVE to use Lotus, I can't track it down. But it is there.
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If your equation requires either a complex combination of variables to get the desired result OR you can't seem to get the result regardless of the variables....it ain't your variables, it's your constant.