Microsoft Outlook automatically saves the sent messages in sent items folder. But if you do not want to automatically save the sent messages then you can turn off this feature using Outlook Options. Listed below are steps to enable or disable saving copies of messages in Sent Items folder in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007.
Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010
Click the File menu –> click the Options link . In the Options window select the Mail tab and scroll down to Save Messages section.
You can turn off or disable the save sent messages sent items folder by un marking the checkbox with label as Save copies of messages in the Sent Items folder.
Save message in Sent Items for single message in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010
The above settings would affect all the message but if you want to specify only for selected messages then you can use the options available as part of Message window.
In the message window, navigate to Options menu then to the more options section.
Click the down arrow available below the Save Sent Item To menu option.
The different options that are available are
Use Default Folder – This would save the sent messages in the default sent items folder.
Other Folder – This allows users to specify the folder where this messages needs to be saved.
Do Not Save – This will not save the sent messages to any folder.
In Outlook 2007 to enable or disable “Save copies of messages in Sent Item folder”, Click Tools ->Options -> Email Options
Under Message Handling section, by checking Save copies of messages in Sent Items folder, messages that are being sent would be saved to Sent Items folder.
Also See: How to automatically save messages in Outlook 2010
Mike Frankenberger says
this is an outlook 2010 question. You used to (In Outlook 2003) be able to pre-select the folder that an email would be placed is after it was sent by going ito the properties of the email and defining the folder in tracking options. this is no longer available. Does anybody know how to do this in Outlook 2010?
I wrote an article about the difference between addition mailboxes and additional accounts in the Outlook client 2010. Please take a look at it at : http://www.oostdam.info/index.php/sectie-blog/28-office-vragen/278-outlook-2010-sent-items-in-owners-mailbox
And have fun,.. Using Outlook 2010 !
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