After some thought, and reading the responses, I no longer have objections to it. As for the name, it should be "outbox" (with a lowercase 'o') since it complements the default name of "inbox" used when incorporating new mail.
many other MUA's seem to use the name outbox for mail that is queued to be submitted to the MTA, and use sent-items for mail that has been successfully submitted to the MTA. unless there is any outbound mail queued, the outbox folder is usually empty.
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