Enable or disable the feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 that automatically saves your email messages to the Drafts folder. You may like to have this turned on if you want to be able to recover messages that were lost while composing them. It can create a privacy issue though as you may be unaware of the messages that get saved. Change the setting using these simple steps.
- In Outlook, select the “File” menu, then choose “Options“.
- Select “Mail” on the left pane.
- Check the “Automatically save items that have not been sent after this many minutes:” box to enable saving to the Drafts folder. Uncheck it to disable it. You may optionally want to change the amount of minutes or the folder the drafts are saved to within this same setting.
- Select “OK” and you’re done.
Note: This will not have any bearing on the prompt to save your changes that appears when you close a message you are working on.