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Windows 7: Block Gmail from being Recalled?

26 Dec 2018   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
Block Gmail from being Recalled?

I Googled this but found only on how to recall an email. I would like to prevent emails from being recalled.

Any idea on how?

Back story: twice now we’ve received emails where two people have read them, and agree on what the emails say and mean. But when we went back to reference them, they were both gone on both of our computers. I know I didn’t delete them; no question. And the other person is as equally sure. But they’re gone.

I can only assume they were recalled and I'd like to prevent that.
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27 Dec 2018   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is no such thing as "recall" an email, once you've sent it, it'll be delivered into the recipent's mailbox without any chances for the sender to stop it. Much less to delete it from someone else inbox.


If mails suddenly dissapear it may mean that you deleted them or your data file got tampered with, or someone else got access to your account.
My guesses would be that a system restore deleted rollbacked the data store on your local machine (and it's gone from the server by now) or if using IMAP some rule or antispam or the like deleted it. If using an Exchange server the administrator could also access your mail.
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28 Dec 2018   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you using an email client? If so the email client is probably configured to leave emails on the server. Which means if you delete an email, it's not deleted, but only gone from the email client. You'd have to actually login into gmail's website and delete it there. I would look in your email client for email retention settings.
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28 Dec 2018   #4
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Alejandro85 and F22 Simpilot. I was thinking there had to be a way to ‘time bomb’ an email to maybe self-delete whether or not it was recalled. The person’s girlfriend is reportedly very tech savvy.

Besides that I didn’t delete the email, I had forgotten, until F22 Simpilot reminded me, that I did go to gmail and check there (I use Outlook 07 on both computers) when I discovered I was gone in both Outlooks. (This happened a couple of months ago, but the curiosity finally got to me.)

It wasn’t there, either. I guarantee I hadn’t been in gmail for a while and definitely didn’t delete it while looking for it.

I guess I’ll chalk this up as a great email mystery…
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28 Dec 2018   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The only recall is Gmail gives you an option for a short time to short a send
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29 Dec 2018   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The only recall is Gmail gives you an option for a short time to short a send
I think that this is only from their website. Once that timeout is complete it's gone. Watch what you send.
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29 Dec 2018   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The only recall is Gmail gives you an option for a short time to short a send
But that's only a lie from the web page. The mail is really never sent while it's counting, and when it expires, then it proceeds to deliver the mail. There is no way to "recall" an email.
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02 Feb 2019   #8
Otis

Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Just a quick reply for you... ProtonMail has this feature in which they delete it after a certain time who ever you've sent it to, also you can password protect and encrypt the mail. The service is free with upgrade able features... located in Switzerland.
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