I know the basic 'rules' but is there a workaround?

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Greg H

I know in Outlook 2003 that I had to open each response to a meeting request,
while the "sent" copy was still in my system-level folders, in order for the
reponses to be tracked.

In 2007, I believe the change is I don't actually have to open them, but I'm
fairly certain the sent copy still has to be in my system folders (as opposed
to in a Personal or Archive Folder).

So...let's say that didn't happen. For instance, I let Auto-Archive run and
it moved the Sent copy into an Archive Folder, and I received another
response (which I opened).

I tried to move the Sent copy back to my System folder, mark the message as
Unread, and open it again...but nothing is tracking. I'm well aware that I
broke it on the initial step, but is there a way to "force" Outlook to track
the responses I've already received? I know it will track any additional
replies, as long as I leave the Sent copy where it is...I just want to fix
the ones that came while I wasn't properly set up.

Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
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Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Yes, tracking only works while the message is in the sent folder. In the
case of meeting replies, you can change the response field yourself - click
on the tracking tab and then in the response field.

"Greg H" <GregH> wrote in message
news:FC88D8D5-4453-4782-A647-668B82A159D5@microsoft.com...
> I know in Outlook 2003 that I had to open each response to a meeting
> request,
> while the "sent" copy was still in my system-level folders, in order for
> the
> reponses to be tracked.
>
> In 2007, I believe the change is I don't actually have to open them, but
> I'm
> fairly certain the sent copy still has to be in my system folders (as
> opposed
> to in a Personal or Archive Folder).
>
> So...let's say that didn't happen. For instance, I let Auto-Archive run
> and
> it moved the Sent copy into an Archive Folder, and I received another
> response (which I opened).
>
> I tried to move the Sent copy back to my System folder, mark the message
> as
> Unread, and open it again...but nothing is tracking. I'm well aware that
> I
> broke it on the initial step, but is there a way to "force" Outlook to
> track
> the responses I've already received? I know it will track any additional
> replies, as long as I leave the Sent copy where it is...I just want to fix
> the ones that came while I wasn't properly set up.
>
> Thanks.


 
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TD

Do you documented proof for this statement? I am doubting you, but I need to
share it with my bosses.
"Yes, tracking only works while the message is in the sent folder."

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> Yes, tracking only works while the message is in the sent folder. In the
> case of meeting replies, you can change the response field yourself - click
> on the tracking tab and then in the response field.
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> "Greg H" <GregH> wrote in message
> news:FC88D8D5-4453-4782-A647-668B82A159D5@microsoft.com...
> > I know in Outlook 2003 that I had to open each response to a meeting
> > request,
> > while the "sent" copy was still in my system-level folders, in order for
> > the
> > reponses to be tracked.
> >
> > In 2007, I believe the change is I don't actually have to open them, but
> > I'm
> > fairly certain the sent copy still has to be in my system folders (as
> > opposed
> > to in a Personal or Archive Folder).
> >
> > So...let's say that didn't happen. For instance, I let Auto-Archive run
> > and
> > it moved the Sent copy into an Archive Folder, and I received another
> > response (which I opened).
> >
> > I tried to move the Sent copy back to my System folder, mark the message
> > as
> > Unread, and open it again...but nothing is tracking. I'm well aware that
> > I
> > broke it on the initial step, but is there a way to "force" Outlook to
> > track
> > the responses I've already received? I know it will track any additional
> > replies, as long as I leave the Sent copy where it is...I just want to fix
> > the ones that came while I wasn't properly set up.
> >
> > Thanks.

>

 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
"Because I said so" won't cut it with the boss? <g>

Or "Isn't it a clue when it works as expected when the message stays in the
sent folder but doesn't when you move it?"

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP010524761033.aspx has some info
about it (at the bottom) - it's the best I can do right now with a url that
goes back to microsoft (instead of to another site, such as one of my own.)

"TD" <TD> wrote in message
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> Do you documented proof for this statement? I am doubting you, but I need
> to
> share it with my bosses.
> "Yes, tracking only works while the message is in the sent folder."
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Yes, tracking only works while the message is in the sent folder. In the
>> case of meeting replies, you can change the response field yourself -
>> click
>> on the tracking tab and then in the response field.
>>
>> >>

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>> "Greg H" <GregH> wrote in message
>> news:FC88D8D5-4453-4782-A647-668B82A159D5@microsoft.com...
>> > I know in Outlook 2003 that I had to open each response to a meeting
>> > request,
>> > while the "sent" copy was still in my system-level folders, in order
>> > for
>> > the
>> > reponses to be tracked.
>> >
>> > In 2007, I believe the change is I don't actually have to open them,
>> > but
>> > I'm
>> > fairly certain the sent copy still has to be in my system folders (as
>> > opposed
>> > to in a Personal or Archive Folder).
>> >
>> > So...let's say that didn't happen. For instance, I let Auto-Archive
>> > run
>> > and
>> > it moved the Sent copy into an Archive Folder, and I received another
>> > response (which I opened).
>> >
>> > I tried to move the Sent copy back to my System folder, mark the
>> > message
>> > as
>> > Unread, and open it again...but nothing is tracking. I'm well aware
>> > that
>> > I
>> > broke it on the initial step, but is there a way to "force" Outlook to
>> > track
>> > the responses I've already received? I know it will track any
>> > additional
>> > replies, as long as I leave the Sent copy where it is...I just want to
>> > fix
>> > the ones that came while I wasn't properly set up.
>> >
>> > Thanks.

>>

 
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