Deleting messages

When an open message is deleted using the the toolbar at the top of the message, the next message is automatically opened.

Is there a way to disable this “feature”?

See my post below from the following thread.

Changing behaviour of message pane - Mail - eM Client

“If you (enable) the option “Mark messages read after opening in separate window” and (disable) the option to “Mark messages read after displaying for x seconds”, then no emails will automatically get read “unless you dbl-click to open the emails” and won’t automatically mark read on the next message”.