unsent messages going to drafts when leaving & coming back to it

This just started this week.  When I am in the process of composing an 
outlook message and have to leave it to go to another application.  When I 
try to go back to it by clicking the Microsoft icon at bottom of page, it is 
gone.  Unsent messages used to always be there.  It automatically goes to 
drafts.  But there is a delay of about 3 minutes before it goes to drafts, so 
it is "lost" for that time.  Before I discovered this, I was retyping 

What has changed?
4/30/2010 1:55:02 PM
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"jetset99" <jetset99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 

> This just started this week.  When I am in the process of composing an
> outlook message and have to leave it to go to another application.  When I
> try to go back to it by clicking the Microsoft icon at bottom of page, it is
> gone.  Unsent messages used to always be there.  It automatically goes to
> drafts.  But there is a delay of about 3 minutes before it goes to drafts, 
> so
> it is "lost" for that time.  Before I discovered this, I was retyping
> messages.
> What has changed?

Only you can know what you changed.  Always state your Outlook version and 
account type when posting a question.

When you say you leave Outlook go to another app, do you leave the compose 
window open and does it disappear?

Click Tools>Options>E-mail Options.  The checkbox "Automatically save unsent 
items" controls whenther or not items you're composing get saved.  Click 
Advanced E-mail Options.  The top two items control the autosave more finely.
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] 

4/30/2010 2:26:45 PM

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