When you need to save a copy of an Outlook message simply hold the Control key as you drag it out of your Inbox and drop it into a folder in an open Windows Explorer window or onto the desktop.

The message is saved as a .msg format file that you can open again at any time by double clicking it in Windows Explorer. When you do this, the email itself opens and can be read, even if Outlook is not open.

To save a message as an .html file, open it and choose File, Save As and type a name for it and choose a location for it.

Helen Bradley