Disable Send Button in Outlook 2010

Is there a way to hide or disable the Send button in an Outlook message window?  We have a replacement Send button (for email encryption) added to the ribbon but our users can't seem to break a 10+ year habit of using the default send button.  Any suggestions?
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
There is no way to remove the send button.

One suggestion is design a new form and you can delete the button in the design mode:

Create a new message, switch to the developer ribbon, click Design This Form, in the develop mode, click on Edit Read Page, and you will see a little item named Sent in the design field, select and delete it. And click Publish to save it.

You can read the following kb to set the form as your default message form. It’s for Outlook 2003, but works on Outlook 2010 too.


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Instead of playing with the ribbon which if you do succeed in removing / disabling the button would at best be a hack I suggest you do the following.

Have a Boolean set to False.
Hook into the send event of an email and if the Boolean is false cancel the send and tell the user how to send the email properly.

On your new send button set the Boolean to true and send.

This will stop the use of the send button.
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