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They have a feature called ‘Undo send’ but the max is 30 seconds. I found that I need at least a minute before I go, “oh no…” and I also need to have e-mails send right away so I had previously created an exception for when I mark e-mails as high importance to go out right away in Office 2010 & 2013.
I’d recommend a send delay to everyone. E-mail is our primary means of written communication and we work in an emotional and passionate industry. Neutering my only tool to defend against myself and maintain the highest level of professionalism would be a devastating disservice. Technology is supposed to help us (similar to my delay rule) not hurt us. Additionally, I’ve accidentally hit send or discard multiple times in the Office 2013 interface when I’m trying to “pop out.”
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