View Full Version : Does anyone know how to stop recalling an e-mail using Outlook?

Rain Man
03-29-2005, 05:09 PM
I sent an e-mail to a client and then realized that I'd forgotten to add something. I tried that interesting function in Outlook to "recall" the message, and then sent a corrected message.

Well, something's a bit weirded out with the "Recall" and every hour or so I get an e-mail from Bill Gates or somebody saying that the Recall has failed. Does anyone know how to shut this down?

Thanks. If you solve this and we ever run into each other in Zimbabwe, the first drink is on me.

03-29-2005, 06:17 PM
The recall feature is really cool, until people start making their own folders in Outlook.

For some reason your recepient placed your original email and your new one in different folders. Since they don't jibe, you keep receiving the recall attempt.

One of two ways off the top of my head - Ask your friend to delete the message or move both to the same folder on his Outlook. Or try deleting both messages from your Sent Box.

I actually prefer Zanzibar to Zimbabwe, but hey, any port in a storm.

03-29-2005, 06:19 PM
Oooo, he can also right click on the original message and mark it as unread. That should do it as well.

Rain Man
03-30-2005, 08:43 AM
Thank you, sir. If we ever meet up in Zanzibar, you shall be repaid.

03-31-2005, 07:28 AM
As you probably found out, the recall feature doesn't work unless you're on the same email server.