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Easily Resend an Email Message In Outlook 2007

A lot of times people at the workplace try creative ways to claim ignorance about important matters…  Excuses like “I didn’t get your email” is one that seems to come to mind.  In Outlook 2007 you can easily resend the message in question.

With the mail message you sent open, in the Actions group click on Other Actions and scroll down to Resend This Message… 

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Click on Send. While your message is open you can also choose to add recipients.

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At this point you can also add or remove attachments.  Using this feature only allows you to resend one message at a time.  You will need to open each message separately and follow the previous steps.

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  • Published 07/29/07

Comments (8)

  1. Jake

    The same feature is in K-Mail. Right click on the message in the sent mail and click Send Again. The process is almost identical to Outlook.

  2. Bob

    If you have multiple accounts setup in Outlook and you resend a message, it will be sent using the default user account instead of the original account, even if you select the original account when you click on the Send dropdown button. You can get around this if you remember to show the From: field in the message header and fill it in with the correct user account address.

  3. mysticgeek

    Great comments guys! Bob thanks for the extra follow up info!

  4. Eddie Allison

    Hi How can I resend an email that could be delivered, saying status notification failuere?

  5. Tim

    Is it really not possible to add the “Resend” button to the Toolbar? I don’t see the icon on any of the “Customize” lists. Which also begs the question: why can’t tasks such as Recall, Resend, and Forward as Attachment be done right from Sent Items, from the right-click menu (i.e., why do you have to open the d— sent message?)

  6. blkbam

    “Is it really not possible to add the “Resend” button to the Toolbar? I don’t see the icon on any of the “Customize” lists. Which also begs the question: why can’t tasks such as Recall, Resend, and Forward as Attachment be done right from Sent Items, from the right-click menu (i.e., why do you have to open the d— sent message?)”

    It was like that in Outlook XP but they took it away in 07. This drives me crazy cuz I used to use them on the menu.

  7. chris

    is it possible to set up outlook to automatically resend messages, maybe once a week or so???

  8. jignesh sangani

    When I am resending the email after modifications. One copy automatically gets created and sits in my draft folder. Which I do not want. Any solution to this problem

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