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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
You compose an e-mail message in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. While you compose the e-mail message, the AutoSave feature is turned on. However, a copy of the e-mail message is not automatically saved in the Drafts folder as expected.
This issue may occur when one or both of the following security features are enabled for the e-mail message:
The digital ID (signature) feature
The encrypt message feature
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated December 8, 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
911905 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 8, 2005
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
Quit Outlook 2003.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
Type AllowAutoSaveCryptoMail, and then press ENTER.
Right-click AllowAutoSaveCryptoMail, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the security features that let you send and receive secure messages over the Internet, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
286159 Description of the security features that allow you to send e-mail messages over the Internet