Assigning Expiration dates in Outlook 2007
If you require that that an Expiration date be assigned to an email that has a time critical purpose, This tutorial will show you how to do just that. Once the email has past its expiration date it will be displayed with a strike (line) though it showing that the email has expired, however the email can still be opened and read but the person will understand that the time frame has
Open Outlook 2007.
Start creating your email (Click New).
Write your email as you would in the usual way, but donít send it just yet.
Click on the Options tab at the top.
In the More Options on the right click the little arrow to expand Message Options.
Check the box that says Expires After:
Now set the date and time you would like the email to expire on.
Once you are done Click Close to close the message options.
If you have finished your email Click Send.
On the off chance that you have set the expiration date for a date that has already pasted you will be warned about this and ask if you still want to send the message, If you did this on purpose click Yes, if this was a mistake go back and change the date then send.
You might also want to be aware that options like this will only be visible if someone is using an email client such as Outlook, Windows Mail, Thunderbird. If you send an email with options like this to a web based email account such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo they will see the email in the usual way with no expiration date visible. Keep that in mind when using such features.
I hope this was easy for you to follow and helped you use Outlook 2007 in a more efficient way :)