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deleting sent emails

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by rome75, May 13, 2004.

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  1. rome75

    rome75 Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to delete or retrieve an email you've already sent before the recipient gets a chance to open and read it?
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Where you by any chance using Outlook Express?
     
  3. kathiez

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    To the best of my knowledge there is no way to retrieve an e-mail after you have sent it.
    Once it is gone, it is really gone.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Duplicate post
    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=228863

    But the answer is no, one the email has gone into the system, its unable to be withdrawn.

    Just like when you post a letter at the Post Office, you cannot get it back if you change your mind after putting it into the post box.

    In a company situation where the email is on an internal server it can be possible, but not on the internet.
     
  5. wizzkid

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    Hi,


    With Outlook, you can recall messages—sometimes. This feature has some major limitations: It requires Exchange server, the addressee has to be logged on and using Outlook, and the message has to be unread and sitting in the recipient's in-box. But the fact that it works at all makes it worth knowing about.

    To (try to) delete or change a sent message, go to your Sent Items folder and open the message. In the message window, choose Actions | Recall This Message. Then choose Delete Unread Copies of This Message or Delete Unread Copies and Replace With a New Message, as appropriate. If you choose to replace the message, choose OK and type the new message. To find out whether the change or deletion worked, check the Tell Me If Recall Succeeds or Fails for Each Recipient check box.


    Wizzkid
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    But only on an internal company system - not using "the internet" for a network
     
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