Make Outlook close the original message after the reply

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In Outlook, when you reply or forward an email message, you always have to close the original one.

Here is how to make Outlook close it automatically:

Outlook 2013 & 2010

  • Go to File > Options and select Mail.
  • Scroll down to the Replies and Forwards section and check Close Original Message Windows When Replying or Forwarding.
  • Click OK.

Outlook 2007

  • Go to Tools > Options and on the next screen click the Email Options button.
  • Under Message Handling check Close Original Message on Reply or Forward.
  • Click OK.

When you now reply or forward a message in Outlook it will automatically close the original message.

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