Stop Outlook from reopening emails after a crash

The service attempts to reopen items from a Stop Outlook from reopening emails after a crash. Many users don’t like this default behavior setting. If you’re one of them, here’s how you can easily stop Outlook from reopening emails after a crash.

The service will prompt the user to reopen items from the last session if the Outlook app unexpectedly fails or is forced closed by the user.

Stop Outlook from reopening emails after a crash

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  1. Launch the Outlook app.
  2. Go to File.
  3. Choose Options.
  4. Navigate to Startup options
  5. Select Never restore previous items.

Let’s see the above steps in a bit of detail.

Open Microsoft Outlook. If you don’t have it, download and install it. Select ‘File’ from the Ribbon menu. Choose ‘Options’ from the list. After opening Outlook, switch to the right-side pane and scroll down to the “Startup options” section. Under this section, you should find an option that says “When Outlook reopens.”

When you see the drop-down menu button, click it to make all the options visible. The options are as follows:

  • Do you want me to restore previous items
  • Do not restore previously deleted items.
  • Always keep previous items safe and secure.

Now, to disable Outlook from reopening previous items, select the option that reads ‘Never restore previous items.’ When you’re finished making changes, hit the ‘Ok’ button to apply them. From then on, your Outlook account won’t reopen your previous session if it crashes or fails unexpectedly, and you won’t see the prompt message.

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