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Office 365 (Outlook for Mac) - Save an email message as draft

This document explains how to save an email message as a draft in Outlook for Mac.

Save a draft of a message that you want to finish later

By default, any message that you create, but don't send, are saved automatically to the Drafts folder. You can return to Outlook later and find the unsent message.

To manually save a draft of a message, do the following:

1. In your message tab click on cancel.

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2. Then chose Save as draft from the "display options" provided. 

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To return to a saved draft so that you can continue composing the message, do the following:

  • In Mail, in the Folder Pane (Folder Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that contains folders for each view, such as Mail or Calendar. Click a folder to show the items in the folder. Formerly the Navigation Pane in earlier releases.), click Drafts, and then double-click the message.

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:microsoft office 365 web client outlook for mac help mail calendaring overview create write respond messages save draft o365 15   Doc ID:71728
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-14 13:05 MDTUpdated:2020-05-26 15:02 MDT
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