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How To Survive a Kamikaze E-mail

Watch more Email, Instant, and Text Messaging videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to survive an accidental, or kamikaze, e-mail with this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Undo Open your mistake by going to Sent Messages and clicking the message. Look for a button or drop-down menu item that says Undo Send or Recall Message and click on it. For instance, in Outlook, Recall This Message is on the Actions menu. Step 2: Distract recipient Distract your unwitting recipient. If it's someone in the office, go and talk to them. If it's someone else, call them. Get their attention away from their computer so they don't see the message before it can be unsent. Step 3: Prevent future crises Ensure that it doesn't happen again. Go into your e-mail's settings menu and enable the feature to delay or undo sent e-mails. Tip Outlook, create a new rule to check messages after sending. Select the number of minutes for the program to defer each delivery. In Gmail settings, enable the undo feature in Gmail Labs. Step 4: Apologize If you can't unsend, or if your recipient read the e-mail before you had a chance to unsend it, call the person or persons you offended directly. Apologize, keep the conversation brief, and end by saying something positive. Step 5: Wait for it to blow over Lay low for a while and give it some time to blow over. Did You Know? Did you know? During World War II, roughly 3,000 kamikaze pilots died trying to crash their planes into American ships.
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