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How do I recall an e-mail I sent from hotmail?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by MaXimus, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. MaXimus

    MaXimus Notebook Deity

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    I know you can do it in outlook, but is there a way to recall an email sent through hotmail if the recepient hasn't opened it yet?
     
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    How do you do it in Outlook?
     
  3. MaXimus

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    Go to SENT ITEMS

    right click on the desired email

    click ACTIONS

    then recall
     
  4. Silas Awaketh

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    Does this work on any e-mail provider (like from my Outlook (Gmail, POP3) to someone else's Gmail/XYZ (web-based)), or only on Outlook (like from my Outlook (Gmail, POP3) to someone else's Outlook (XYZ, POP3))? The service (Gmail/Yahoo!/etc) has to support it too? If yes, which ones do?
     
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    i dont think there is a way to do it on hotmail
     
  6. sacredevil

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    What? You can actually do that?! Gmail too?
     
  7. ScuderiaConchiglia

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    I believe, you can only do it with Outlook when sending to a recipient on a local domain Exchange server and then only if the recipient has not picked up mail from their folder. If the outgoing mail is destined for a POP3 mailbox, I don't think there is ANY way to recall it.

    Gary
     
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    The option to "recall" is not there for me. Does anybody have that option:confused:
     
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    steve_p, it works ONLY under circumstances mentioned by ScuderiaConchiglia: 1) you must have use MS Outlook with Exchange, 2) the recipient must be on the same local Exchange domain, 3) he must have not read the e-mail yet.
    one more thing to add: the recepient gets BOTH, original e-mail and the recall. if the recepient reads & accepts the recall first, then it works as supposed. but not if the recepient gets to the original e-mail first (for example when you go through your unread mail from oldest to newest, of course you open the original e-mail first.)
     
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    OK...But, technically speaking, can this recall thing be actually done? Be it from Outlook or from any of the web-based mail services? I am not technically oriented, thus would like to know...

    Thanks
     
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    it can be done in Outlook only, and IBO has already explained how to do that:
     
  12. lineS of flight

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    Yeah but that method came with a lot of caveats. What I am asking is whether, it can be done without those caveats. I guess the only condition being that the recipient has not opened the mail, in which case the whole thing is a moot point.

    By technical, I mean possible, not necessarily feasible.

    Sorry if my question is (1) either misleading or (2) stupid.

    Cheers!
     
  13. ScuderiaConchiglia

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    Which part of " it works ONLY under circumstances mentioned" didn't make sense? Unless you have all of the conditions mentioned, you can't recall a message. I know of no other mail server or email client that supports such a feature. So without Exchange (on a local domain) and Outlook, it is neither feasible or possible.

    Gary
     
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    Not surprising, since the basic standards governing e-mail systems/delivery are quite ancient and simply don't include this feature.

    For real e-mail? No.

    There are some other weird (usually web-based) services which take your message, turn it into an image hosted on their servers, and then send the intended recipient an HTML e-mail with the image hotlinked. This allows them or their users to "recall" the message at any point by deleting the image from their servers (which they can control, unlike the recipient's mail server). This can't really be considered e-mail any more, breaks often (many clients block external resources like images for security reasons or have HTML disabled) and relies on recipients not being familiar with sophisticated techniques like taking screenshots :p
     
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