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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Setting Options for an Individual E-Mail Message

Although you can create and send e-mail messages using all of Outlook’s default settings, you would be missing a lot of flexibility and convenience if you did so. The various e-mail options that Outlook offers let you use e-mail in the way that is most convenient and productive for you. These options fall into two categories: those that apply to a single message and those that apply globally. This section explains a variety of options available for individual e-mail messages that you create.

Changing the send account

This topic is relevant only if you have two or more e-mail accounts. By default, messages are sent as follows:

  • Messages you create from scratch are sent using the default e-mail account.

  • Messages that are replies to a message you received are sent using the account through which the original message was received.

  • Messages you forward are sent using the account through which the original message was received.

To change the send account for a message:

1.
Click the Account button on the Message tab of the Ribbon. A menu is displayed with the current send account checked.
2.
Select the desired account from the menu.

Saving sent items

By default, e-mail messages that you send are saved in the Sent Items folder. You can change this location for an individual message as follows:

1.
Click the Save Sent Item button on the Options tab of the Ribbon.
2.
To save the item to a folder other than the default, click Other Folder ...

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