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Why do i get so many drafts?

Len Raphael

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
#1
with local Outlook client for Office 365, seems that it creates drafts every time I switch to another area of Outlook. That's fine, but after i finalize the draft and send it, there are often at least one partial drafts remaining. Then I have to check that i really sent the completed email.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
#2
Are you using an IMAP account? This is fairly common with some IMAP servers - outlook loses track for the message id. It shouldn't happen with Office 365/Outlook.com mailboxes, unless you edit the message on two computers. I've seen that cause a draft copy to stick around.
 

Len Raphael

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
#3
My profile has two Office 365 accounts and one Gmail IMAP account, which I rarely use. Notice this happening only on the two Office accounts. Could be related to my unintentional closing of Outlook, but I think it happens much more often than that.

Is there a way to turn off the automatic draft creation?
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
#4
I'm surprised Exchange is creating so many duplicates. You can turn off drafts or lengthen the amount of time between saves. It's in File, Options, Mail - in the Save Messages section about halfway down.
 

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