Outlook 2010: Automatically Close Original Message After You Reply or Foward

If you forward or reply to lots of messages, then this can be a real timesaver. By changing the configuration of Outlook, you can make it automatically close the original message after you have forwarded or replied to it.

1. Open Outlook.

2. Go to the top of the Ribbon and click the Office Button.

3. Click on the Options button.

4. In the left pane, select Mail.

5. In the right pane, scroll down to the Replies and forwards section.

6. Click the Close original message window when replying or forwarding checkbox.

7. Click the OK button.


About Rob Rogers

Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
View more articles by Rob Rogers

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.

  • Marilyn Scott

    Somehow, I’ve accidentally performed some keystrokes in Outlook 2010 so that now, when I “reply” to an email in Outlook the message is deleted from my inbox and I haven’t a clue where it’s gone. It’s not in the deleted folder nor in any of my other folders, anyone had this experience and how do I fix it?