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Part 2. Creating E-mail Messages > Saving a Message to Send Later

Saving a Message to Send Later

After you create a rough draft of a message, open the File menu and choose Save.

Close the message by clicking its Close (×) button. The message is saved in the Drafts folder.

INTRODUCTION

For particularly involved messages, you may want to create a draft, save the draft, and review and send the message later. Alternatively, you might save a draft of message if you are interrupted and need to complete the message at a later time.


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Holding Off on “Hot” Messages

If your emotions are riding high, it's a good idea to wait before you send an e-mail message. It can be easy to misconstrue the tone of an e-mail message without voice, facial expressions, and other elements that are in play for face-to-face or even telephone conversations. So be safe rather than sorry!


To open a saved message, click the Drafts folder in the All Mail Folders list. (You can tell that the Draft folder contains unsent messages because its name is bold; the number of messages it contains is indicated in parentheses.)

Double-click the message in the Drafts message list.

Make changes to the message as needed and then send the message as usual.


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