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NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Internet Mail Only option installed, you see "Internet Mail Only".
For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
You can use the Rules Wizard to create a copy of the sent message in anyfolder you choose, including a server-side Internet Message Access Protocol(IMAP) folder.
Outlook will save sent messages in your local Personal Folder(PST) Sent Items folder, by default. You can use the Rules Wizard to save sent messagesin a folder on the IMAP server. You may wish to disable the options to savesent messages in your Sent Items folder. Doing this will keep sent messagesfrom being saved on the local PST folder.
Create a Rule with the Rules Wizard
On the Tools menu, click Rules Wizard, and then click New.
Click to select "Check messages after sending", and then click Next.
Click to select "uses the form name form check box".
Click the underlined form name in the Rule Description box.
In the Standard Forms Library, click to select Message and then click Open. Click Next, and Next again.
Click to select the "Move a copy to the specified folder" check box.
Click to select a "specified" folder in the Rule Description box
Click to select or create a folder on your IMAP server. Click OK, and then click Next.
Click Next again, and then specify a rule name. Click Finish.
Disable Save Sent Items in the Sent Items Folder
On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the Preferences Tab, click E-mail Options.
Click to clear the "Save copies of messages in Sent Items Folder" check box.