Q:How do you recall a message that you've sent in Outlook Express? I know the option is offered in regular Outlook, but I don't see it offered in Outlook Express and can't seem to find anyone who can answer this.
A: You can't find it because it isn't there. Recalling messages -- that is, taking them back -- is an option in Outlook, but not in Outlook Express, which is a much simpler e-mail program. And even if you have Outlook, you can't recall messages unless your PC is part of a network that uses Microsoft Exchange. The recall option is primarily for use in a corporate setting where workers exchange mail with each other (and change their minds a lot, I guess).
If you are hooked up to Exchange, you can also recall a message sent across the Internet. But for that to work, the recipient must be using Outlook and must be logged on to the mail provider with Outlook open, and the message must still be in the inbox and unread. That's a lot to ask. A better solution -- don't send messages you'll regret.
The only reliable recall system I know of is America Online's, which works because AOL has a "closed" mail system that doesn't depend on the Internet. You can recall any e-mail message sent to another AOL member, as long as it hasn't been read.