Automatically file message and reply to folder.

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Hello, in pursuit of inbox zero, what's the quickest way to reply to a new message, and have both message and my reply automatically refiled to an appropriate folder, eg. defaulting to the last folder selected, but offering the ability to select a different folder.

thanks, discipulus.

ps. I'm a newbie to outlook 2010 but keen to learn new tricks!
 
There is no built in way to do that. If you move the message first, Outlook has an option to save sent items with the original when it's not in the inbox but I'm not sure that will be any faster.

The move to folder command won't default to the last used folder, but it will list the last 10 recently used folders to select from.


FWIW, the quickest way to manage mail is to not file mail into a lot of folders. If you want an empty inbox, use one folder called Completed and move mail to it as you finish with it. I'd leave sent item in the sent folder - if you need a message, you can find messages in a thread by right clicking on a message and choosing Find Related.
 
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