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Microsoft Entourage 2008

Using Message Drafts

Using message drafts can save the time you spend recreating messages you send frequently. You can also save a message you have started, but do not have time to finish. This document explains how to create, duplicate, and send drafts.

return to top Creating Drafts

Creating a draft is much like creating an email message. The difference is that instead of sending the message, you save it to send later. If you send a particular message frequently, you can save a draft instead of recreating the message each time it needs to be sent. You may also create a draft to start a message that you are unable to complete.

  1. From the toolbar, click MAILMail button

  2. From the toolbar, click NEWNew button

  3. Click within the Subject text box

  4. In the Subject text box, type the subject for the message

  5. Press [return] twice
    OR
    Click within the Message text box

  6. In the Message text box, type the desired message

  7. From the File menu, select Save
    A confirmation dialog box appears.
    Confirmation dialog box

  8. Click OK
    The message is placed in the Drafts folder
    NOTE: This confirmation dialog box may not appear if someone has turned this feature off. In this case, the message will still be placed in the Drafts folder.

return to top Sending Drafts

After you duplicate a draft you can open the message and send it to the desired recipients.

  1. From the toolbar, click MAILMail button

  2. From the Folder list, select Drafts

  3. Open the draft you would like to send

  4. In the To text box, type the email address of the person you are sending the message to
    HINTS:
    If you are sending messages to multiple people, press [tab] or use a comma ( , ) to separate the email addresses.
    To enter email addresses in the Cc text box, after entering any email addresses in the To text box, press [tab] twice.
    To enter email addresses in the Bcc text box, after entering any email addresses in the To text box, press [tab] three times.

  5. Press [return]

  6. To alter the subject line of the email, in the Subject text box, make any desired changes

  7. Press [tab]

  8. In the body of the message, make any desired changes

  9. Click SENDSend button
    The draft is sent.

 

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