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How to do not save copies of all sent items in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-07-15

By default, the copies of all sent items are saved into the Sent Items folder automatically. However, sometimes you may don’t want to keep the copies of sent items in your Microsoft Outlook at all. Here I will show you how to do not save copies of all sent items in Microsoft Outlook easily.

Do not save copies of all sent items in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Do not save copies of all sent items in Outlook 2007

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arrow blue right bubbleDo not save copies of all sent items in Outlook 2010 and 2013

To prevent saving copies of sent items in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013, please do as following:

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click the Mail in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the Save Messages section, and uncheck the option of Save copies of messages in the Sent Items folder.

Step 4: Click the OK button to exit this dialog box.


arrow blue right bubbleDo not save copies of all sent items in Outlook 2007

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can following these steps below to prevent Outlook 2007 from saving copies of sent messages easily.

Step 1: Click the Tools > Options.

Step 2: In the Options dialog box, click the E-mail Options button on the Preferences tab.

Step 3: Then the E-mail Options dialog box comes out. Please uncheck the option of Save copies of messages in Sent Items folder.

Step 4: Click the both OK buttons in two dialog boxes.

From now on, all sent email messages won’t be saved to the Sent Items folder any longer.

Note: If you are using Gmail account in Outlook, after having the above settings, the Sent Items folder still has one copy of sent message.


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