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Using last OS X Lion, I was using, classic view, so there was always a preview for each message. This has now dissapeared, how can I solve this?

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With classic view, you mean you use Preferences>Viewing>Use classic layout? The preview view may be minimized, is there a separator at the bottom of the window which you could drag? Could you add a screenshot of – jaume Mar 22 '13 at 7:36
yes!!! the separator was somehow hidden, thanks a lot! – Werner Mar 22 '13 at 8:32
Great it worked, I added an answer, take a look at it and accept it if you think it correctly describes how to solve your issue. Thanks! – jaume Mar 22 '13 at 9:14
of course, don now! – Werner Mar 22 '13 at 9:51
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Classic view is the view set in Preferences>Viewing>Use classic layout:

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In this view, the message preview area is located below the message list.

The view may be minimized:

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Just drag the separator at the bottom of the window to show the message area.

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