Outlook's Mail Options screen is where you'll find a variety of mail settings that don't have a place anywhere else. If some mail behavior isn’t quite working for you, changing settings here may help.
- Click the File tab.
- Click Options.
- Click the Mail category in the left pane.
The Mail settings in the Outlook Options window are separated into a few categories, described in the table at the of the page.
- Configure mail settings.
- When you’re done, click OK.
The Outlook Options dialog box closes, and you're returned to the Inbox.
|Compose Messages||This group contains options that affect how you write messages, including formatting, spell check, signatures, and themes.|
|Outlook Panes||This group lets you customize the settings for the Reading pane.|
|Message Arrival||This category lets you customize how you’re alerted to new messages, such as a sound, alert window, or taskbar icon.|
|Conversation Clean Up||These settings control what types of messages will get deleted during mailbox cleanup and which won’t.|
|Replies and Forwards||This group customizes how replies and forwards are formatted, including whether they quote the original message.|
|Save Messages||These options control how draft messages are saved, including whether drafts are automatically saved and which folder they’re saved to.|
|Send Messages||This group contains options that affect how messages are sent, including name checking and contact auto-complete.|
|MailTips||These settings let you customize the settings for the MailTips feature. MailTips alerts you to potentially embarrassing mistakes while composing an email, such as clicking Reply All to a large recipient list.|
|Tracking||These options let you choose whether to request delivery and read receipts, whether to automatically send read receipts, and other tracking options for meetings and polls.|
|Message Format||This group contains advanced options for HTML and plain text formatted messages.|
|Other||This group contains a few options that don’t fit elsewhere, such as paste options.|