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Outlook asks for folder to save sent message after sending a message


Outlooks save all messages in specified folder (useually sent items) when replying from inbox.

This creates a massive sent items folder (moving files manually too time consuming)



Outlooks points to browse the folder where the reply is stored.

Ideally, if present, the corresponding item in the inbox is moved to that same folder



I used a macro before to do a similar job, but that requires outlook to accept external macros by standard and macro needs to be reinstalled on every PC withing the organisation.

This was a standard feature of Lotus Notes

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Re: Outlook asks for folder to save sent message after sending a message

Hi @Beemerk,


Have you figured out a flow for your scenario?


Do you want to move an item from the Sent Items box to another folder?


I have made the following test on my side and it works fine. Please take it for a reference.



Best regards,

Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Re: Outlook asks for folder to save sent message after sending a message

Thanks, but this only works for single folder.

I am looking be to be asked where to store this email. Every new mail in the Sent box needs to move to a different folder, depending on subject or topic.

I have hundreds of folders, like in a big archive.

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