# Question:Inner automorphisms preserving conjugacy classes

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Question: **An inner automorphism sends every element to within its conjugacy class. Are there outer automorphisms that do so?**

Answer: Yes. An automorphism that sends every element to within its conjugacy class is a class-preserving automorphism. See inner implies class-preserving, class-preserving not implies inner, and group in which every class-preserving automorphism is inner.

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- Go to the page on inner automorphism
- First note that none of the definitions of inner automorphism define it as an automorphism that preserves conjugacy classes.
- Next, scroll down to the inner automorphism#Weaker properties]] section and see there the listed property class-preserving automorphism with the correct
**Meaning**as well as with links on the side to inner implies class-preserving and class-preserving not implies inner.