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I need to callback an email I sent by mistake


I sent an email to someone by mistake and I dont want that person to see it. I understand that there is something called message callback which allows the sender to re send the email once more but with some sort of flag that will not allow the receiver to open the previous message. Please explain for me how it works, and how to do it in Microsoft Otlook, or Outlook Express.

One more question, is this possible in a webmail, such as hotmail or yahoo...

Thank you...
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With Outlook and Exchange Server, you can "recall" a message, however it only works if the receiver opens the "recall request" message. It does not prevent them from opening the other message first, and in fact draws attention to the fact that you don't want them to read the first message.

In summary, there isn't any good way to recall an e-mail once it's sent.
ramimassoudAuthor Commented:
ok ok, well how do you do it in steps... how does it work..?
In Mail, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Sent Items.
Open the message you want to recall or replace.
In the message window, on the Actions menu, click Recall This Message.
Note  This command does not appear unless you are using an Exchange e-mail account.

Do one of the following:
Recall the message

Click Delete unread copies of this message.
To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement for each recipient, select the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.
Replace the message

Click Delete unread copies and replace with a new message.

To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement for each recipient, select the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.

Click OK, and then type a new message.
Note  To replace a message, you must send a new one. If you do not send the new item (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.), the original message is still recalled.

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To recall a message in Outlook, go to the sent folder & open the email that you want to recall. Then click the "Action" menu then "Recall this message".
Here is the exact step-by-step instructions from Microsoft. Keep in mind that you must be using an Exchange 2000 account or later for this to work.

As for Webmails, there are some that lets you allow doing a recall. AOL for instance lets subscribers recall an e-mail message sent only to an AOL e-mail account until the message is read. Once the recipient opens the message, the sender cannot retrieve it. But as for Yahoo and Hotmail, I don't think it is possible recalling the message.

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