IS It Possible to Email Someone and Not REally MaIl It But it Looks like it was?

  1. YOu are all so very wise in this computer stuff... I really need to know this one.

    Let's just say It involves an ex-husband who is trying to get a way with something that is not nice.

    He said he mailed aprroximately 6 email during September that I never received. They look like they were mailed but were not (since I never received them). How can one accomplish this? Is it possible?

    Thank you for you input....
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Some email programs allow you to delete an email that you have sent...to delete it out of the recipient's mailbox even....(our work email has this feature...) so if you did not look in the right place, it would appear on the surface to have been sent....
  4. by   nightingale
    That makes sense. He has AOL. It is all huey as far as I am concerned. What a lame excuse he had. I am so glad we are divorced.... he is such a jerk....

    Thanks for responding SunnyGirl...
    Last edit by nightingale on Oct 9, '02
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well, with AOL you can "unsend" an email, and it will remove it from the recipient's mailbox, but it also removes it from your own sent box.

    Did he just show you his sent mail? Did he have access to your computer?

    I suppose there has to be a way to do it. My computer geek is bowling right now, but I'm sure he'd know.

    Heather
  6. by   nightingale
    The unsending is only if you have an AOL account I thought.

    He resent the email to me and it looked like it was sent.

    It would make sense to me that there is away to do it.

    Thanks for the feedback Heather.
  7. by   live4today
    Nightngale.......people email me all the time messages that I never see, and when I finally talk to them by phone, they want to know why I am not responding to their email messages.

    The reason why is because the only email messages that I receive in my inbox are from those whose email addresses are listed in my email address book and/or on my "safe list" of emails to put in my box.

    All other emails who have addresses that are not listed on those two items mentioned, are automatically deleted without my having known they were sent to me.

    I have my email preferences set to only receive email from addresses listed in my email addy and/or on my email "safe list".
    I also have my email settings to automatically delete unrecognized email addresses immediately......instead of on a delayed deletion setting.

    Do you know how your email account is set up? What email options have you chosen for your account? If you share your computer with anyone else, check and see what email settings you may be sharing with them.
  8. by   nightingale
    Oh I get his email allright. Conveniently, I did not get the email for over a month. Then miraculously... I get his email okay again. It is all a bunch of huey.... I did write to MSN to ask for feedback.

    Ex-husbands have a way of not being honest...

    Thanks for the thoughts Renee.
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    So you don't have AOL? Do you have a mailbox that rejects mail when your box is too full? If he had sent it, but it was undeliverable, it would remain in his sent box.

    If he resent it to you, and the original info is at the top from the first time he sent it, then he sent it. It either went back to him for some reason, or got deleted on your end.

    (Computer geek came home from geek bowling night!)

    Heather
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Another thought.... is he typing your email addy each time or using it from an address book? Could be a matter of hallucinatory misspellings....

    I may have made up a word there.

    Heather
  11. by   nightingale
    Thank you guys... you are the best! I knew I could count on you.

    B.
  12. by   live4today
    Originally posted by nightngale1998
    Oh I get his email allright. Conveniently, I did not get the email for over a month. Then miraculously... I get his email okay again. It is all a bunch of huey.... I did write to MSN to ask for feedback.

    Ex-husbands have a way of not being honest...

    Thanks for the thoughts Renee.
    You're welcome, nightngale....and you are sooooo right......EXs DO have a way of NOT being honest. And, not only "EXs" but "CURRENT ONES" too. Tends to run in their blood I guess. :chuckle
  13. by   nightingale
    He is hallucinating alll right....
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER

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