A number of Outlook’s options apply globally to all messages and to e-mail in general. You select these options using several dialog boxes that display the options in related groups. This section follows the same organization.
To view and change e-mail preferences:
Choose Tools Options from the main Outlook window to display the Options dialog box.
If necessary, click the Preferences tab.
At the top of this dialog box, click the E-Mail Options button. Outlook displays the E-Mail Options dialog box (Figure 27-49).
Figure 27-49. Setting global e-mail preferences.
Set options in this dialog box as explained in the following list.
The options in the Message Handling section of the E-Mail Options dialog box are as follows:
Close Original Message on Reply or Forward: When you select Forward or Reply in a message that you received, the original message is closed.
Save Copies of Messages in Sent Items Folder: When you send a message, a copy is saved in the Sent Items folder (recommended!).
Automatically Save Unsent Messages: Messages you have started composing but not sent are saved in the Drafts folder.
Remove Extra Line Breaks in Plain Text Messages: Unneeded line breaks are stripped from plain-text messages.