Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Save an email message

NOTE: This document applies to Outlook 2016 for Mac, released in late 2015. For information about how to complete this task using the previous version of Outlook available for Mac, see: Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Save an email message
This document explains how to save an email message as a draft in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

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 as draft button on closing message pop-up

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 365 web client outlook 2016 for mac help mail calendaring overview create write respond messages save draft o365 15   Doc ID:45126
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-11-20 11:34 CDTUpdated:2015-11-10 09:04 CDT
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