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How can I pull back an email that has already been sent?

Is there a way to invalidate (or pull back) this email and the attachment remotely? Normally no. However, some email services have a short window when you can "recall" mail: gmail - 30 ...
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How can I pull back an email that has already been sent?

In a practical way, no. The situation is analog to regular mail. Once you drop a letter in the mailbox, it is pretty much gone. Now, not discussing the legal aspect, in principle you could remove the ...
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Reorder email accounts in Thunderbird

To do this without a plugin: Close Thunderbird Backup your profile directory (and most especially prefs.js) Using the built-in config editor (or editing prefs.js directly), find the mail....
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What is this red X icon showing in Thunderbird?

Icons in this place show that the message was encrypted and/or digitally signed using S/MIME. The red cross icon means that there's a problem with the certificate used to sign this message (e.g. it ...
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how to use vim to manage and send emails

Check out notmuch-vim. I, like you, love vim and like to use programs with similar bindings but haven't really found anything suitable. However, I'm blown away by notmuch-vim and like it better than ...
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Unix mail command: Sort by newest first

For people still looking for an answer in the base mail application, the best solution I could find is running the h$ command inside mail to jump to the bottom of the list. (Source)
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How can I pull back an email that has already been sent?

I know there is a way to invalidate an attachment sent along with the email, but not sure about the email itself. This, also isn't true. Attachments are just encoded in a way that allows the email ...
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msmtp vs msmtp-mta package, which one to choose?

The Arch Linux Wiki, a great resource in general for all Linux operating systems, explains that msmtp-mta merely creates an alias for sendmail. This means you will have broader support for programs ...
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Workaround for adding forward addresses to Gmail as aliases

I figured out a way to do this. Use the Gmail SMTP server. Create an application specific password. This is essentially the manual way to "send as an alias" with gmail. I don't know why they ...
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How can I pull back an email that has already been sent?

How to pull back an email that has already been sent? After it was sent, probably in no way, but the administrator of the receiving server (who manages the mailbox of the e-mail address of the wrong ...
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How can I pull back an email that has already been sent?

Simply put, you cannot. Send a follow-up email requesting that the receiver delete the previous communication as it is private information sent in error. It will be nice if they respond but do not ...
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Reorder email accounts in Thunderbird

You can use add-on Manually sort folders 1.1. EDIT: Now the link is: Manually sort folders 2.1.1 (TB ver 68+). 2nd EDIT: Since few last versions of TB, currently 91.5.0, you can order account in ...
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How can I graph the # of emails I receive per day

There is this nice tool called OutlookStatView made by the awesome guys at NirSoft. screenshot sample: It offers Nice aggregation/summarization, also has save (export) to CSV/XML/HTML functionality, ...
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How to get e-mail delivered at specific time, to the second

You can't Because of how email works, this is entirely impossible. Your mail client will deliver the message to your server, which will then pass the message on to another server, etc... until ...
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How can I graph the # of emails I receive per day

If you have Microsoft Access, in the External Data tab at the top you can click Outlook Folder as a source and pull all the data from an Outlook folder (in your case "Inbox") into a linked Access ...
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how to change default email client to gmail in chrome

The handler that you have listed is for the webcalendar and is irrelevant to getting gmail set as the default mail client. Please follow these steps: Navigate to https://mail.google.com and login if ...
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How to export email addresses from Apple Mail?

If using OS X 10.10 use the following code as the location of the previous recipients file changed. I did some digging and this worked for me (the following is all one line): sqlite3 -csv ~/Library/...
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Can multiple users share 1 email address with different login credentials?

Gmail has a feature called Email Delegation, which allows you to grant access to your account to other gmail addresses. They won't be able to change any major settings like change your password or ...
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How to add Windows 10 Mail app to the startup?

you cannot drag the mail shortcut from the startmenu. Instead you need to create a desktop shortcut. You can do this by doing Windows + R to open the RUN menu and then typing shell:AppsFolder to open ...
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Reorder email accounts in Thunderbird

Since Thunderbird 91, there is an even simpler way without addons and hacks: Right-click any account and select 'Settings' from context menu Drag&drop accounts in the list to the left Done!
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How to undo moving a message to an archive in Thunderbird?

I found this related question: Undo delete / move to trash in Thunderbird. From what I learned from that, it seems to me like Control+Z does work, but doesn't display the changes. Pressing F5 ...
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msmtp vs msmtp-mta package, which one to choose?

The package description for msmtp-mta documents that it is a wrapper which will pull in msmtp as a dependency anyway. This package provides the regular MTA program. This is somewhat obscure, but ...
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Unix mail command: Sort by newest first

To make this as an answer, I'd suggest to use pine. The mail command really isn't made for interactive use. It's for bare bones, your system is completely hosed, and you're searching for some email ...
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Unable to delete emails because mailbox is full

I finally found the option in Mac OS X Mail to delete a message without moving it to the trash folder: You have to uncheck "Move deleted messages to Trash mailbox" under Preferences > Accounts > ...
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Gnus: get rid of ~/Mail and ~/News folders

I've traced the problem sindikat observed (that for some reason the directory ~/Mail/archive/ is still created). At first I thought there was indeed a bug in gnus initialization code which I've ...
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Permission denied error when accessing email folder even when logged in as root

How is the vmail1 directory mounted? What's the full path to it? What filesystem is it on? For example, if it's a remote NFS-mounted filesystem with root_squash enabled, then having root permissions ...
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View old Mails on Exchange server in Outlook

Yeah, well. Finally found it by myself... Click on Folder>View on Server. However it seems there is a bug in Outlook involved. After clicking this button the "Click here to view more on Microsoft ...
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Windows 10 default mail app - how to mark all unread as read?

Not really. What you can do, and perhaps it is faster if you have really huge heap of email you you really want to make them as read without reading is to switch filter to "unread", than click this ...
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Windows 10 default mail app - how to mark all unread as read?

There is a way! There are keyboard shortcuts. ctrl+A selects all messages! ctrl+q marks them all as read! Or, after using ctrl+A, select the "Mark as read" option at the top. If you do this in your ...
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How to run thunderbird in system tray?

There are two possible ways to get what you want. First, there’s the MinimizeToTray extension for Thunderbird. It’s available for Linux and Windows in both x86 and x64. Because I don’t use ...
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