Notification of items in Outlook DRAFTS folder

On many occasions, after crafting an e-mail, I get busy with other tasks.  At some later time, due to updates or natural reboot cycles of my laptop, the e-mail is stored away in the drafts folder.  The problem is, when you come back to Outlook, there is nothing to indicate you have messages sitting around the drafts folder which may need attention other than the number in a bracket next to the Drafts folder in the left pane.  

It is possible to somehow alert the user that there are DRAFTS sitting there that need attention?  I am thinking something a little more "in your face", something you don't have to search out.

Thank you.


Hi Cushwalk,

The answer is no, what you want is not feasible to do in current Outlook client.

And there is a workaround may help a little for you. You can add the Drafts folder to the Favorites pane which can be easier for you to notice as the picture below.


In addition, if you think this feature is important in your daily work, you can submit a user feedback in this website: . Many features of current programs might be designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback. Your voice is important for us to make better products.


Leo Zhao

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Last updated January 22, 2021 Views 452 Applies to: