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Mark Unread - Outlook
When you select a different message in the Inbox list in Outlook 2010, it may mark the previous message as read even though you didn't read it. Also, if you preview a message in the reading pane, the message is marked as read. Here's how to turn this feature off and keep unread those messages you did not open.
Step 1:Open Outlook. Click the File tab and choose Options.

Step 2:Select the Mail menu.

Step 3:Click the Reading Pane... button in the Outlook panes section.

Step 4:Remove the check from Mark items as read when viewing in the Reading Pane or Mark item as read when selection changes. Click OK.

Step 5:Click OK.

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