Outlook 2013 allows its users to send meeting requests among one another. Accepting the request will add it to your Outlook calendar, while deleting it will not. Both actions will remove the meeting request from your Inbox. If you would like Outlook to stop deleting these meeting requests, however, there is a setting that you can change which cause your meeting requests to remain in the Inbox.
How to Keep Your Meeting Request Emails in Your Inbox in Outlook 2013
The steps below are going to change the Outlook 2013 behavior where meeting request emails are deleted after you act on them. Often these meeting request can contain important information that you need to reference later, and having the ability to keep them around by preventing their deletion can prove to be very useful.
Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Mail tab at the left side of the Outlook Options window.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Send messages section of the window, then uncheck the box to the left of Delete meeting requests and notifications from Inbox after responding.
Step 6: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.
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