Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Save an email message

This document will provide you with information on how to save an email message in Outlook 2011.

What do you want to do?

Save a received message as a file

  1. Drag the message to your desktop or copy/paste the text to a different application and save.

Save a draft of a message that you want to finish later

By default, any message that you create, but don't send, are saved automatically to the Drafts folder. You can return to Outlook later and find the unsent message.

To manually save a draft of a message, do the following:

  1. Close the message.
  2. In the dialog box click Save as Draft.

    Save a draft

To return to a saved draft so that you can continue composing the message, do the following:

  • In Mail, in the Folder Pane (Folder Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that contains folders for each view, such as Mail or Calendar. Click a folder to show the items in the folder. Formerly the Navigation Pane in earlier releases.), click Drafts, and then double-click the message.

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Keywords:microsoft office o365 web client outlook 2011 help mail calendaring overview create write respond messages save draft   Doc ID:32768
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-08-14 14:23 CDTUpdated:2016-06-10 10:39 CDT
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