from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic folder for outgoing e-mails or text messages.
  • n. A container for outgoing documents, located in or near one's office or work area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A box holding all the mail to be sent out.
  • n. An electronic folder serving the same purpose, for electronic mail.
  • v. To box better than.


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  • The outbox is a great way to give yourself some space from your stuff without having to commit immediately to dumping it.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • I have been trying to send PM's, but they keep on being held in the 'outbox'.

    Army Rumour Service

  • - Is there a way to get all pm's in the "send messages" as smf doesn't have the "outbox" like phpBB has. (no way of telling if a message has been read in smf at least not on my smf Forum) - how could i get ride of the "This message has been removed by its author before it was delivered." pm's?

  • I'm one person who'd like the option to introduce a longer waiting period, or an "outbox" where queued messages reside for a minute or two before being sent.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • I just checked on my c902 no cant but when you send a mms i think you can press the right soft key to cancel i forget Until the message is sent you find it in "outbox".

    Esato discussion forum

  • The message will stay in the 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem (e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder.


  • This will make your app much more extensible, and you can save a record of the messages sent in an 'outbox'.

    MSDN Blogs

  • 'outbox' folder until you either fix the problem (e.g. a broken address) or remove the message from the 'outbox' folder.

    KDE UserBase - Recent changes [en]

  • "outbox" and moving misplaced items to the correct drawer, cabinet or container.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • I largely agree with Kevin Mitchell that he is a methodical fighter who will be prepared well, but while I take his point about him becoming uncomfortable drawn into a fight not of his choosing, on balance I think Peterson has a better chance against a high octane fighter prone to concentration lapses, like Khan, than he would against, well, Mayweather who would always fancy himself to outbox and out think him.

    Lamont Peterson beats Amir Khan - as it happened! | Steve Busfield


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