How to Recall an E-mail in Microsoft Outlook ?

Red-faced about an embarrassing e-mail you sent to your boss by mistake? Or perhaps you noticed a dumb misspelling just as you clicked the Send button. If you and your recipient are using Microsoft Outlook 97 or later, there's still a chance you can recall that message


Go to the Sent Items folder in Outlook and open the message you want to recall.

Click on Recall This Message in the Tools menu.

If your message hasn't already been opened by the recipient, either delete the message or replace it with a new message.

If there are multiple recipients, you can request notification of whether the recall succeeded or failed for each one (at least you'll know whom to apologize to). Even if you successfully recall a message, the recipient may still know that you sent a message and then recalled it. So if you didn't replace it with a corrected message, you'll need to get your story straight as to why you recalled it.

Problems With Outlook 2007


Microsoft introduced a new look to Outlook with Microsoft Outlook 2007. When using Outlook 2007, you may experience a few issues, depending on the tasks you need to do. Microsoft has released fixes for many of the most common issues. Many of the problems with Outlook 2007 have been fixed through service packs and hot fixes, especially for Outlook 2007 and the Office 2007 suite.

Slow Loading

When you start Outlook 2007 the first time, Outlook tries to import settings from previous versions of the program. If no account settings exist, you will need to create a new profile. Once the profile is created, Outlook may still be slow when it first starts, especially when checking for and receiving messages. This issue has been resolved through Microsoft updates.

Problems with the Calendar

Multiple problems exist with the Outlook 2007 calendar feature. One issue is recurring dates not printing correctly. Another problem is users copied on messages gaining access to a restricted calendar. Publishing a calendar sometimes reduces functionality, such as copying and pasting items to dates. One final common issue is adding an Internet calendar subscription. Most of these issues are resolved with Microsoft updates and restarting Outlook 2007.

To Do Bar Problems

Related messages may not always appear when searching using the Find All option. Another problem with the To Do bar is All Day Events not appearing. These are two of the most common issues with the To Do bar, but other search issues may occur depending on your settings. Some issues have been addressed with Microsoft updates.

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How to Fix Slow Microsoft Outlook 2007

When an Outlook 2007 personal folder file (PST) grows very large, the performance of Outlook may be significantly reduced because of the amount of disk activity that occurs. You can take a number of steps to fix slow performance in Outlook, including compressing the PST, configuring Outlook to remove deleted email from the PST and moving old messages to an archive file. Reduce the size of your Outlook 2007 PST to improve the speed of the program.

Removing Deleted Data from Outlook 2007

Press the Windows logo and "R" keys simultaneously to bring up the "Run" dialog box. Type "regedit" without quotation marks and press "Enter." This launches the registry editor.

Use the folder tree on the left side of the window to navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER," "Software," "Microsoft," "Office," "12.0" and "Outlook."

Right-click on the "Outlook" folder and click "New" and "Key." A new folder is created. Name the folder "PST" and click on it.

Right-click in the open area on the right side of the window and click "New" and "DWORD (32-bit) Value." Name the value "PSTNullFreeOnClose."

Double-click "PSTNullFreeOnClose." Change the number shown in "Value data" to "1." Click "OK" and close the registry editor. This configures Outlook 2007 to remove deleted mail from the PST file. The normal behavior is to keep this extra data in the database, even when you have removed it from your "Deleted Items" folder, causing the PST file to continue growing even as you delete messages.

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