Nuke premature email send

How to disable Command+Enter sending e-mail in Outlook 2011 for Mac?

If you have ever prematurely sent an email you will understand the motivation behind my recent frantic web search. The only thing I don’t like about a Mac, is Outlook 2011 for exchange. Well, as usual, a Stack Exchange site came to my rescue with this one.

It’s not particularly new knowledge, but I felt compelled to share. If I can save even one person from another premature email then it will have been worth it.

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboard shortcuts -> Application Shortcuts. Now add Outlook/Entourage to the list and make sure that “Menu title” states “Send”. After that choose whatever cryptic shortcut you are sure you will never accidentally hit.

Note that you have to quit and relaunch Outlook 2011 for the change to take effect.

answered Jul 25 ’12 at 19:2

Other useful tips for not prematurely sending an email.

  • Outlook for the PC, in setting there is a check box for “ctrl-enter sends mail” uncheck it
  • On your mobile device, enable to feature that asks “are you sure” before sending
  • Leave the To: line blank till the end, add your recipients as the very last step
  • Leave the subject blank, add that as a last step

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