Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Web & Email Web & Email
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Desperate to cancel sent e-mail


(!)

waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 11:42 AM #1
Desperate to cancel sent e-mail
I've just blown it in a big way. I've sent the wrong e-mail to the wrong person.. could lead to big trouble. I've heard theres a way to delete the message before the recpitent opens it.. I've tried looking in the message menu but theres no option to delete there.. Help please. (desperate smiley)
Frank4d's Avatar
Computer Specs
Trusted Advisor with 9,126 posts.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: So. California
18-Nov-2007, 11:51 AM #2
Did you mean to send an email to a co-worker saying your boss is an idiot... and accidentally send it to your boss?

Many email programs have an option where you can open the message, then click "Recall message".
Elvandil's Avatar
Computer Specs
Moderator with 51,993 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vermont
Experience: "Been through the mill."
18-Nov-2007, 11:52 AM #3
I think you had better make plans on what you will do when the message arrives.
SouthernMail's Avatar
SouthernMail SouthernMail is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 138 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tennessee
Experience: I know just enough to be dangerous
18-Nov-2007, 12:01 PM #4
What e-mail program are you using?

In Outlook it's relatively easy to delete a unread sent e-mail.
waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 12:03 PM #5
I'm on Outlook Express but can find no recall email option....
waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 12:04 PM #6
How so Southernmail.. ?
Elvandil's Avatar
Computer Specs
Moderator with 51,993 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vermont
Experience: "Been through the mill."
18-Nov-2007, 12:14 PM #7
The mail is gone. It has already arrived at the destination server and most probably the recipient's inbox.
waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 12:19 PM #8
So theres no chance to cancel before it's opened by recipitent..?
SouthernMail's Avatar
SouthernMail SouthernMail is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 138 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tennessee
Experience: I know just enough to be dangerous
18-Nov-2007, 12:20 PM #9
Quote:
Originally Posted by waltcoogan
How so Southernmail.. ?
If you're on Outlook 2007, go to the Sent box, click and bring up the e-mail in question, then go to Other Actions and look for Recall This Message.

If you're using an earlier version of Outlook, you've have to find this option (I just don't remember where it's at, but it is there).
SouthernMail's Avatar
SouthernMail SouthernMail is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 138 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tennessee
Experience: I know just enough to be dangerous
18-Nov-2007, 12:23 PM #10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elvandil
The mail is gone. It has already arrived at the destination server and most probably the recipient's inbox.
I don't think that's true; I believe Outlook will recall an e-mail even if it's in someone's inbox.

I wouldn't swear up and down on this, but I have seen some ripped right out of my inbox (I have a friend who always screws up the date for events and has to recall her e-mails every other time).
waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 12:33 PM #11
I have an older than 2007 outlook.. and so far can find no option to recall....
SouthernMail's Avatar
SouthernMail SouthernMail is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 138 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tennessee
Experience: I know just enough to be dangerous
18-Nov-2007, 12:38 PM #12
Quote:
Originally Posted by waltcoogan
I have an older than 2007 outlook.. and so far can find no option to recall....
Go to the Help index and look for "recalling e-mail" or "recalling message".

Outlook 2007 is significantly different than earlier versions and I just can't remember what you do to recall an e-mail in the earlier versions.
waltcoogan's Avatar
waltcoogan waltcoogan is offline
Junior Member with 24 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Experience: Beginner
18-Nov-2007, 12:47 PM #13
the help menu says to go to the message menu and select cancel sent mail but that option does not appear in the message menu.
Frank4d's Avatar
Computer Specs
Trusted Advisor with 9,126 posts.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: So. California
18-Nov-2007, 12:47 PM #14
It looks like Outlook Express only lets you cancel messages posted to a newsgroup, but not sent email messages. See post #3.
SouthernMail's Avatar
SouthernMail SouthernMail is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 138 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tennessee
Experience: I know just enough to be dangerous
18-Nov-2007, 12:49 PM #15
Quote:
Originally Posted by waltcoogan
the help menu says to go to the message menu and select cancel sent mail but that option does not appear in the message menu.
Have you brought up the message from the Send box and then looked for the option to recall it?
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑