When I receive an appointment or meeting invitation in Outlook I am given the option to accept or decline it. If I accept the appointment the event is added to my calendar and the e-mail disappears from my inbox. Is it possible to prevent the e-mail from disappearing?

I know I can find the event in the calendar, but I would like to keep the original invitation as well.

Note: I am using Outlook 2003.


I have Outlook 2002 and this is in

Tools > Options


Preferences Tab > Email Options > Advanced Email Options

There is a check box called "Delete meeting request from Inbox when responding"

If it's the same in 2003, I'd uncheck that!


All incoming events are automatically sent to the "Sent" folder once they're accepted, declined, or set as tentative. You could just get access it from there, or create a filter to archive this once the action has taken place.

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