Opening Emails to Read

Hi
New user to this platform. When i open an email on my LG android phone, the email goes straight to compose. It doesn’t let me read, open links/images etc. Can anyone assist with what I’ve missed in set up or settings??
TIA

“compose” as in a fresh reply or forward – so the message body area is empty? or is the body of the message you are trying to view presented in an editable form, as if you are in a draft?