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How to configure the default message class for new items in an Outlook folder
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Some custom or third-party solutions change the default message class that is used when new items are created in a Microsoft Outlook folder. The message class is associated with each item in a folder. Additionally, it defines which form to display when the item is opened. If a custom solution changes the default message class for an Outlook folder, uninstalling that solution may not reset the folder's new-item message class to the default configuration. In this situation, various issues can occur in Outlook, because the default new-item message class for a folder was changed from the default value. For example, if you click the New button to open a new item for the folder, the form does not seem to be the original default form that was installed by Outlook.
If you are not using a custom Outlook solution that requires a custom message class for new items in a folder, we recommend that you use the default message class for at least the following primary Outlook folders:
The following table lists the main default folders in Outlook in which custom messages classes are sometimes found. The second column in the table provides the default message class that is used for the folder.
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To determine the currently configured default message class for new items on a folder, follow these steps:
For more information about how to change the message class on existing items in a folder, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/201087/ )How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form