Having a copy of every e-mail message that you send from Microsoft Outlook can be helpful for many. Okay, I said ‘many’, but not all Outlook users like this feature. By default, all your sent items will be saved in Outlook 2007. If you are one of those who don’t need it, well, here’s how you can change your Outlook settings to turn this setting off. Likewise, Outlook settings also lets you store sent e-mail messages in a separate folder other than ‘Sent Items’. But remember, this is possible only if your account is on a Microsoft Exchange server or is an IMAP account. Let’s check out how you can change Outlook settings to get want you wish.
Outlook settings to stop saving Sent Items
The first thing you need to do is stop saving your sent items. To do so, head straight to ‘Options’ under ‘Tools’ menu in Outlook settings. Select ‘Preferences’ once the ‘Outlook Options’ dialog box pops up. Now, click ‘E-mails Options’ and uncheck the ‘Save Copies of Messages in Sent Items Folder’ box. And that alters your Outlook settings so that your sent items are no longer saved.
Outlook settings: Save your sent items in your preferred location in an Exchange Account
Follow the same procedure as above till you reach ‘E-mail Options’ dialog box. Now scroll down till you find ‘Message Handling’ and simply check ‘Save Copies of Messages in Sent Items’. You only have to click the ‘Advanced E-mail Options’ button to choose the folder to save your sent items.
To do just the same in an IMAP Account, follow this procedure. Once you go to ‘Account Settings’ option in the ‘Tools’ menu in Outlook settings, choose your e-mail account. Select ‘Change’ and then ‘More Settings’. When you have the ‘Internet E-mail Settings’ dialog box opened, hit ‘Folders.’ Choose ‘Choose an Existing Folder or Create a New Folder to Save Your Sent Items for This Account In’. Create a new folder by clicking ‘New Folder’ and end the process.
Outlook seems to have thought of it all; it has all the Outlook settings needed to make your emailing experience a memorable one.