36791 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2008 6:44 AM by neuroanatomist
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.
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.