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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 Global E-Mail Options

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.

Mail preferences

To view and change e-mail preferences:

1.
Choose Tools Options from the main Outlook window to display the Options dialog box.
2.
If necessary, click the Preferences tab.
3.
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.

4.
Set options in this dialog box as explained in the following list.
5.
Click OK.

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.

  • Shade ...

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