I've recently got a laptop of my own and we have installed Microsoft Office 2010, Student version. I am using Outlook for emails, although it says 'Trial' at the top so I'm not sure if it'll expire after a month.
Anyway, the problem as stated above is that any emails I sent were never appearing in the Sent Items folder. At the moment I've set up a 'Rule' that makes copies of sent messages in that folder, but it seems rather a roundabout way of doing things. The messages there all appear as 'unread' too, which confuses me.
I have checked the Options/Settings and it definitely says that sent messages should be being saved. My dad (resident technical person) is away, but he isn't used to Outlook either (we have Windows 97 on our old computer!)
From the Technological Idiot