How to Continue a Draft in Outlook Mail on the Web

Finish writing emails that you started and saved to do at a later time

What to Know

  • Open Drafts folder > select message > if message won't open, select Continue editing in header > edit and Send.
  • Save draft: Start New Message > begin editing > when ready, select More Commands > Save Draft.
  • Delete draft: Open Drafts folder > hover over draft to delete > select Delete > Discard > OK to confirm.

This article explains how to continue an email draft in Outlook Mail on an internet browser.

Continue Editing a Message Draft in Outlook Mail on the Web

Here's how to recover a draft and finish your message in Outlook Mail on the Web.

  1. Open the Drafts folder in Outlook Mail on the web.

    If you don't see folders under Folders, select the arrow in front of Folders in Outlook Mail on the web's left navigation bar.

  2. Select the message you want to continue composing.

  3. If the message does not open for editing automatically, select Continue editing (✏️) in the draft message's header area.

    Drafts folder
  4. Edit the message draft as needed and select Send.

Save an Email as a Draft in Outlook Mail on the Web

If you don't want to send the message, save the edited message as a new draft to overwrite the previous one in the Drafts folder. You can also save any email you are composing in the Drafts folder.

  1. In a New Message window, select More Commands (⋯).

    Save Draft
  2. Select Save Draft.

Remove an Email Draft from the Outlook Mail on the Web Drafts Folder

To quickly delete an unneeded draft from Outlook Mail on the web:

  1. Open the Drafts folder.

  2. Hover over the draft you wish to delete.

    Delete button in Drafts
  3. Select Delete. Or open the message, select Discard, then select OK.

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