Microsoft Office Outlook >> Draft Saved in Inbox

by Alastair » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:59:28 GMT

Dear All,

I am using Outlook 8.5.5603.0 but get an error that is
reported in Outlook 97. Sometimes when I save a file prior
to sending it, it gets saved in the DRAFT folder and on
rare ocassions it gets saved to the Inbox. The only common
thing I can see is that the items saved in the Inbox have
a 'To' name included and always have an attachment, but
not all emails of this nature get saved in the Inbox
folder. I am confused! Can someone help me?

The Outlook options are set to save in DRAFT.


Microsoft Office Outlook >> Draft Saved in Inbox

by Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook] » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:02:39 GMT

This is perfectly normal behavior. If you create a message with the File |
Send To | Mail Recipient command in Word or by right-clicking a file and
choosing Send To | Email, then save that message, that draft will save in
the Inbox. Drafts that you create wholly within Outlook, will save in
Drafts. It's a little quirk related to the Simple MAPI technique used to
create the messages with Send To: It doesn't know about the Drafts folder.

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers

Microsoft Office Outlook >> Draft Saved in Inbox

by Alastair MacFarlane » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:29:47 GMT


Thanks for the clarification.


message with the File |
clicking a file and
draft will save in
will save in
technique used to
the Drafts folder.


Microsoft Office Outlook >> Draft Saved in Inbox

by Ben M. Schorr, MVP-OneNote » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 03:07:48 GMT

If you initiate the message from one of the other office applications,
such as Word or Excel, but way of clicking File | Send To | Mail Recipient...
then if you save the message before sending it the message will be saved
in the Inbix instead of Drafts.

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