3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2008 6:44 AM by neuroanatomist
simonatringali Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all. I would love to know if there is the chance to recall sent emails. You know that option that outook has when the email has not been read yet? Does Mac have sthg like it?
Please let me know ;( thanks

os x 10.4.8
  • James@Hakoona Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Sorry that is a function of MS Exchange server, so it won't work with other mail servers, such as POP3 therefore it is not implemented in Apple Mail
  • Frederick Avolio Level 3 Level 3 (935 points)
    It also is somewhat meaningless for most of the world. As James wrote, it is implemented on the Exchange server. Well, I get tons of mail from other people's exchange servers. Recall does nothing on MY email system. It just tells me to delete the message without thinking about it. It gives users a false sense of security, like they can take back what they sent. The decision point is just before you hit Send, not after.

    -fred
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    As Fred says, it's a false sense of security given that it only works across the Exchange server, so messages sent out to "the rest of the world" cannot be recalled, and even for internal emails (i.e. on the same Exchange server), when a message is recalled the recipient of the recall message has to open the recall notice (it doesn't show in the Outlook preview pane) for the original message to be deleted from the Inbox. So, if I see a recall message come in to my Outlook inbox, all I have to do is open the original message to read it, even though it was recalled - the recall is not automatic.