Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to prevent me from sending out emails to greater than a certain number of people? I don't want to accidentally reply all or send to a wrong distribution list. I was wondering if it would be possible to have outlook prompt me if the email I'm about to send is going to more than, let's say 5 people. Does this even make sense? Thanks!

share|improve this question

I'm not familiar with the Outlook client, but in any case, beware of mailing lists: It seems pretty much impossible to discern a mailing list from a "normal" recipient (without maintaining a list of all possible mailing lists in your environment).

If that's not a problem for you, it might be possible to write a (VBA?) macro that hooks is invoked when pressing the "send" button, asking you for confirmation if the number of recepients is greater than some predefined value.

This describes how to implement something very similar (it asks for confirmation before sending when the subject line is empty); you should probably be able to modify it accordingly.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .