Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #14985
From: Warren Michelsen <Warren@MDCCLXXVI.com>
Subject: Re: e-mail recall?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:57:54 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
At 6:02 PM -0400 4/25/05, Stefan Jeglinski sent email containing:
>Somewhat off topic, but there are few topics these days anyway.
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>I just got 3 e-mails in a row from a hapless Outlook (I assume) user. The first was the message. The second was just a message that said
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> The sender would like to recall the message, "<subject>".
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>where "<subject>" is just the name of the subject header in the first e-mail.
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>The 3rd was obviously the edited e-mail she had intended to send.
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>All of it came was sent out via their Exchange server. The time stamps were the same on all three, to the minute anyway, so there appeared to be some degree of automation to it.
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>What is Outlook trying to do here? Is it supposed to be able to reach into recipient's e-mail boxes and delete ("recall") certain e-mails and replace them with others after the fact? Sounds far-fetched but I put nothing past Microsoft.

Yes, with Exchange as the mail server, it can recall sent messages before they are read (leaving a note to the recipient that a message was recalled). Nothing to worry about.

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>Stefan "not an Outlook user" Jeglinski

Warren "used to be an Outlook user" Michelsen
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