Thursday, September 11, 2014

Set Confirmation Before Sending A Message In Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is probably the best email management software created by the world’s largest software developer, Microsoft Corporation. Outlook has many useful features for various emailing needs. Apart from email sending and receiving, there are many other features available in Outlook. Most Outlook features are available for the purpose of enhancing the overall emailing experience. The true potential of Microsoft Outlook is in the excellent customizability of it. Using Outlook you can tailor-make your own email the way you like it to be displayed and send it to the recipient. In this article, we will discuss about the Outlook setting for forcing a confirmation for a moment before sending an important business email.

There can be many reasons why you may require setting up Outlook to ask for confirmation before sending a mail. The confirmation will then force you to pause for a moment before sending an email. Actually, Microsoft Outlook 2013 does not have a dedicated feature that explicitly provides you the facility to add Confirmation before sending an email. But, there is a workaround, which is more often useful. In your Outlook setting you will see that you are asked to indicate whether you want Microsoft Outlook to remember your account password. Now, if you choose not to have the email client remember your password, the program will prompt for password verification. This will happen every time you send an email. This way, you will be required to stop and confirm that you want to send the message.
  • This is a wonderful method giving you time to decide whether you want to send the message or not. This avoids mistakes done unwittingly like sending a message that you should have not sent. Here are the instructions to guide you with enabling the workaround.
  • First, you need to go to ‘File’ in Outlook. Then, you need to click on ‘Account Settings’ and then click on ‘Account Settings’ again. This way, you will load Outlook's Account Settings panel.
  • Next, you need to click on the ‘Email’ tab. Then, you need to choose the email account, for which you want to add Confirmation. 
  • Then, you need to click on the ‘Change’ button located just above the list of accounts 
  • After that, you need to click on the box labeled ‘Remember Password’ to remove the check mark from it. 
This is an excellent workaround providing you a moment’s time to decide whether you wish to continue with sending your email. This way, you can avoid blunders like sending a wrong message to wrong person or many other things you might not have noticed.

1 comment:

  1. An option is to use an add-in that makes you confirm external recipients and files. Check out or for alternatives.