An email panic button

Thanks to Michael Geary, we now have a solution for that email panic that gets us when we hit SEND and suddenly realize we didn’t attach something, or that the text in the email wasn’t really expressing what we wanted…

Otherwise, you can always use this.

The email panic button is here… but only if you are using MS Outlook:

  1. Starting on the main Outlook window, open the Tools menu and select Rules and Alerts…
  2. Click the New Rule… button.
  3. Click the Start from a blank rule radio button.
  4. Under Step 1, click Check messages after sending.
  5. Click Next >
  6. Don’t select any of the conditions in the list. Click Next >
  7. A message box will warn that “This rule will be aplied to every message you send. Is this correct?” Click Yes.
  8. Click Next >
  9. Under Step 1, click the defer delivery by a number of minutes checkbox.
  10. Under Step 2, click a number of.
  11. A dialog titled Deferred Delivery will open. Choose the number of minutes you want to delay outgoing email and click OK.
  12. Click Next >
  13. Don’t select any of the exceptions in the list. Click Next >
  14. Enter a name for the rule, such as Defer Sending.
  15. Click Finish.

With this rule enabled, when you send a message, it will remain in Outlook’s Outbox for the number of minutes you specified. You can open the Outbox, open your message, and edit it before sending again. The same time delay will apply again.

Neat or what?

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