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

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook' started by Stephen Porter, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. 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
    PCA Member
    Rennlist Member
    Los Angeles, CA
     
    Stephen Porter, Mar 27, 2004
    #1
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  2. 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>, 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
    PCA Member
    Rennlist Member
    Los Angeles, CA
     
    Stephen Porter, Mar 28, 2004
    #2
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  3. 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>, 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.
    >


    --
    -------------------------------------------
    Stephen Porter
    PCA Member
    Rennlist Member
    Los Angeles, CA

    [microsoft.public.outlook]
     
    Diane Poremsky [MVP], Mar 28, 2004
    #3
  4. 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
    a copy was sent to the cited author.]

    In article <eqi$>,
    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>, 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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    Stephen Porter
    PCA Member
    Rennlist Member
    Los Angeles, CA
     
    Stephen Porter, Apr 3, 2004
    #4
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