Move Sent Items from server folder to personal folder

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massey4

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server 2010
Right now when I send, reply or forward an email, a copy of it is saved in the "Sent Items" folder on the exchange server. I have a client-only rule that, after I send the message, moves a copy of it to a "Sent Items" folder on the local machine. I would prefer that, rather than making a copy of the message, that the message was actually moved so that it did not also still remain on the server. I do not see a rules option to move the message or delete it from the server after a copy has been moved. Is there a way to accomplish this with rules or a script?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
There is not rule to move - you have two choices: disable the option to save sent message by default and use a rule to save them. This has the same result as a move command. The other option is an itemadd macro that watches the sent folder and moves messages as they hit the sent folder.

The macros at http://www.slipstick.com/developer/code-samples/use-a-macro-to-move-imap-account-sent-items/ can do it. They were designed to move messages in the default sent folder to a folder in another data file.
 

massey4

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server 2010
Thanks Diane! I did not realize that the "save a copy of sent/forwarded messages" option is not a prerequisite to the handling of sent/forwarded/replied messages by the rules. At your suggestion I turned off the "save sent messages by default" option and just let the sent-message rule that was already in place continue to do its thing (move any sent message to the local folder) and I now have what I hoped to accomplish.
 
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