e-mails are deleted when sharing to sharepoint

Travis Duncan 245 Reputation points

Whenever dragging and dropping emails to a sharepoint library from Outlook 365 desktop app, the cursor turns into a box and the email is moved to the deleted emails folder of Outlook. How do you share to sharepoint but keep the email in the inbox?

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  1. JudgeRaymondo 125 Reputation points

    Hi, if you hold down the CTRL key as you drag the email into SharePoint, it stays in the inbox

    25 people found this answer helpful.

  2. SHampton 25 Reputation points

    I was reading this post a month ago and the issue went away so I assumed Microsoft fixed it.

    But the issue is back at my workplace today. Anyone else?

    5 people found this answer helpful.

  3. Tasadduq Burney 8,406 Reputation points MVP

    This issue can occur if the SharePoint library is set to require check-out before editing. To fix this, try the following:

    1. Open the SharePoint library in question and click on the gear icon in the top-right corner.
    2. Select "Library settings" from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click on "Versioning settings" under the "General settings" section.
    4. Check if the "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?" option is selected. If it is, deselect it and save the changes.
    5. Try dragging and dropping emails to the SharePoint library again.

  4. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 24,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @TravisDuncan-3350 ,

    I'm testing in my environment, and it's the same situation as yours. Although the email will be added to the SharePoint library, the email will be automatically deleted.

    But when I use outlook 2019, the mail is not deleted.



    Therefore, we recommend that you consider using Outlook 2019 first.

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  5. Luka 0 Reputation points

    We're facing the exact same issue. When copying mails from Outlook to Teams-> Mail gets deleted.

    Microsoft® Outlook® für Microsoft 365 MSO (Version 2304 Build 16.0.16327.20200) 32 Bit

    Windows 10 22H2 - Build 19045.2965

    Microsoft Teams Version (64-Bit)

    @Yanli Jiang - MSFT is this a known issue at Microsoft?