Tips, Tricks & Other Helpful Hints: Auto-close a Message after Replying/Forwarding

Reply and Forward Buttons
Reply and Forward Buttons

Message windows can be set to automatically close upon the completion of a reply or forwarding of a message.

1. Click on the “File” tab and select “Options.”

2. Select “Mail.”

3. Go to the “Replies and Forwards” section and add a checkmark next to "Close original message window when replying or forwarding.”

4. Click “OK.”

These instructions, along with illustrations, can also be found in SharePoint > Software Users Group > Shared Documents > Outlook-Office 365 > Auto-close a Message after Replying-Forwarding.