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Outlook 2003--how to turn on auto-save of Drafts?

 
 
Stephen Porter
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      27th Mar 2004
Hi,

I'm asking this question for a friend who has Outlook
2003. I don't have it so I can't easily experiment to
find out how she can do what she wants.

Apparently her 2003 isn't automatically saving copies of
Unsent messages in the Drafts folder. In 2002 this
option is simply a check box in the Tools, Option, Email
dialogs.

She tells me that when she abandons a message it gets put
in the bottom of the "Sent Mail" folder and can be located
there as an "unread/unsent" message. She can then drag
it to the Drafts folder.

I'm sure this must be something simple--some option in
2003 that needs to be turned on?

Any help appreciated.

TIA.
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      28th Mar 2004
I checked out an Outlook 2003 book while having a cup of
coffee and Borders this afternoon. It didn't have much
to say about the drafts folder except to say that to put
an unfinished message in the drafts folder, one had to
choose File, Save... from the menu bar in the composition
window. Every version of Outlook I have used, prior to
2003, just popped up a dialog asking whether you wanted to
save a copy of any message that you started and if you
chose "Yes" put it automatically in the Drafts folder.
Has this changed in 2003?

Told friend about this and she reports that just "saving"
the message still results in it being sent to the "Sent
Mail" folder rather than the "Drafts" folder... seems
strange?






In article <MPG.1acf66502b7fe6b989693
@msnews.microsoft.com>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> Hi,
>
> I'm asking this question for a friend who has Outlook
> 2003. I don't have it so I can't easily experiment to
> find out how she can do what she wants.
>
> Apparently her 2003 isn't automatically saving copies of
> Unsent messages in the Drafts folder. In 2002 this
> option is simply a check box in the Tools, Option, Email
> dialogs.
>
> She tells me that when she abandons a message it gets put
> in the bottom of the "Sent Mail" folder and can be located
> there as an "unread/unsent" message. She can then drag
> it to the Drafts folder.
>
> I'm sure this must be something simple--some option in
> 2003 that needs to be turned on?
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> TIA.
>


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Diane Poremsky [MVP]
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      28th Mar 2004
There is something messed up in her config - autosave works the same as with previous versions. The steps in the book are only to force a save.

Is tools, options, email options, advanced, set to save to drafts or sent folder? If drafts, tell your fiend to make a new profile and see if it works correctly.

?
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I checked out an Outlook 2003 book while having a cup of
coffee and Borders this afternoon. It didn't have much
to say about the drafts folder except to say that to put
an unfinished message in the drafts folder, one had to
choose File, Save... from the menu bar in the composition
window. Every version of Outlook I have used, prior to
2003, just popped up a dialog asking whether you wanted to
save a copy of any message that you started and if you
chose "Yes" put it automatically in the Drafts folder.
Has this changed in 2003?

Told friend about this and she reports that just "saving"
the message still results in it being sent to the "Sent
Mail" folder rather than the "Drafts" folder... seems
strange?






In article <MPG.1acf66502b7fe6b989693
@msnews.microsoft.com>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> Hi,
>
> I'm asking this question for a friend who has Outlook
> 2003. I don't have it so I can't easily experiment to
> find out how she can do what she wants.
>
> Apparently her 2003 isn't automatically saving copies of
> Unsent messages in the Drafts folder. In 2002 this
> option is simply a check box in the Tools, Option, Email
> dialogs.
>
> She tells me that when she abandons a message it gets put
> in the bottom of the "Sent Mail" folder and can be located
> there as an "unread/unsent" message. She can then drag
> it to the Drafts folder.
>
> I'm sure this must be something simple--some option in
> 2003 that needs to be turned on?
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> TIA.
>


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Stephen Porter
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      3rd Apr 2004
Thank you. This was it. Since I've never had to even
look at this option before, I didn't know it existed...

Stephen Porter



[This followup was posted to microsoft.public.outlook and
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In article <eqi$(E-Mail Removed)>,
(E-Mail Removed) says...
> There is something messed up in her config - autosave works the same as with previous versions. The steps in the book are only to force a save.
>
> Is tools, options, email options, advanced, set to save to drafts or sent folder? If drafts, tell your fiend to make a new profile and see if it works correctly.
>
> ?
> nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook/
> I checked out an Outlook 2003 book while having a cup of
> coffee and Borders this afternoon. It didn't have much
> to say about the drafts folder except to say that to put
> an unfinished message in the drafts folder, one had to
> choose File, Save... from the menu bar in the composition
> window. Every version of Outlook I have used, prior to
> 2003, just popped up a dialog asking whether you wanted to
> save a copy of any message that you started and if you
> chose "Yes" put it automatically in the Drafts folder.
> Has this changed in 2003?
>
> Told friend about this and she reports that just "saving"
> the message still results in it being sent to the "Sent
> Mail" folder rather than the "Drafts" folder... seems
> strange?
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In article <MPG.1acf66502b7fe6b989693
> @msnews.microsoft.com>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm asking this question for a friend who has Outlook
> > 2003. I don't have it so I can't easily experiment to
> > find out how she can do what she wants.
> >
> > Apparently her 2003 isn't automatically saving copies of
> > Unsent messages in the Drafts folder. In 2002 this
> > option is simply a check box in the Tools, Option, Email
> > dialogs.
> >
> > She tells me that when she abandons a message it gets put
> > in the bottom of the "Sent Mail" folder and can be located
> > there as an "unread/unsent" message. She can then drag
> > it to the Drafts folder.
> >
> > I'm sure this must be something simple--some option in
> > 2003 that needs to be turned on?
> >
> > Any help appreciated.
> >


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