How do you turn off the Outlook email sidebar in Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft have recently made a change to how internet links open from within Outlook. The link now opens in Microsoft Edge and also shows the email content in a box to the right known as the side pane.

Some people like it, some don’t. Here’s how to turn it off.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click the ellipsis button (top right)
  2. Go to Settings (cog icon)
  3. Under the Settings heading click “Sidebar
  4. Under the heading “App and notification settings” then sub heading “App specific settings” look for Outlook and click it
  5. Turn it off by clicking the “Automatically open Outlook email context in the side pane” toggle.