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How to Modify Email Options in Outlook

Before sending a message, you can add message options to indicate the importance of the message, to notify you if the message has been delivered and/or read, or to delay sending the message until a future date and time.

Specify Message Priority

Some emails are more important than others. To make recipients aware of critical messages, you can mark them with High Importance.

  1. From the message window, click an option in the Tags group on the ribbon.
    • High Importance: Tells the recipient to look at it right away.
    • Low Importance: Tells the recipient that it isn’t time sensitive.
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Messages flagged with a priority will display an indicator for High Importance or Low Importance in the recipients’ inbox.

Specify Message Options

You can find additional message settings on the Options tab of a new message window.

  1. Create a new message.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. Select the desired options.

    The Useful Email Options table describes the available options.

    Useful Email Options
    Bcc Displays the Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) field, where you can specify people who will secretly receive the message without the other recipients knowing.
    From Displays the From field. If you have multiple email accounts in Outlook, you can specify from which account to send the message.
    Request a Delivery Receipt Sends you a message once the email has been delivered to the recipient.
    Request a Read Receipt Sends you a message once the email has been opened/read.
    Save Sent Item To Saves the sent item to a folder other than the Sent Items folder.
    Delay Delivery Specify a date and time when the message should be delivered.
    Direct Replies To Routes any replies to the message to a different email address.
  4. When you’re done, click Send.
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