Outlook 2007: Disable Deleting of Meeting Request from Inbox When Responding

Posted April 27, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

By default, Outlook deletes a meeting request from your Inbox once you respond to the meeting request. While Outlook does add the meeting and its details to your Calendar, it is much easier to also have these details in your Inbox for easy reference. To keep your meeting requests from being deleted from your Inbox, follow these steps:

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the Preferences tab, click the E-mail Options button.

3. Click the Advanced E-mail Options button.

4. In the When sending a message section, uncheck the Delete meeting request from Inbox when responding checkbox.

5. Click OK.

6. Click OK to close E-mail Options and again to close Options.


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  • Paulo

    ASnd when this is not possible, configuration blocked? Can this be done in regedit?

  • Aleem

    Its really help full to me.

  • Abhi

    searching for this like anything as all details were getting deleted after accepting…

  • Ska

    Point 4 – it would be useful to highlight the word ‘uncheck’.

    • Eddy

      Thank you!!! Took me awhile to find the answer to this, super helpful.>

  • User

    Doesn’t work in you’re running Outlook Web Access. http://superuser.com/questions/254454

  • Erica

    I was sent an event by someone through Outlook and I no longer need it on my iphone; however, when I select the event the usual edit option is not there so I can’t delete it. How can I delete it? Thank you,

  • guy

    THANKS! great solution!

  • Graham Ansell

    Thanks for posting this, it’s kind of tough to find as it’s calendar related and not in the Calendar options