Outlook 2007: Prevent Forwarding of a Message

Sending a message to someone and you would prefer that they not forward it to someone else? You can prevent the forwarding of your message by following these steps:

1. Open, create, and address the message as you normally would.

2. Click the Office Button.

3. Mouseover Permission and select Do Not Forward.

Note: You need to have the Windows Rights Management Client installed, if you do not, a prompt will appear. Click Yes and you can download and install the client. You will need a .NET Passport to register and download an RM account certificate.


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  • Vin

    the link does not work

  • Anonymous

    this is a stupid tool. Although it allows you not to forward, you can copy the mail and send another mail as attachment

  • Rajiv Malhan

    why is there need to ask for IRM installed, if some one does not have .NET id then this mail will not be opened by him. It sucks…

  • Hal_B

    This would have been a good tool if there was a way to prevent copy/paste as well.

  • jon

    It works in a very basic fashion but gets the job done.

  • Shirley Eritreo

    Outlook, I did not ask for you. Please give me a forward or get out. Is this slow enough?

  • Shirley Eritreo

    Outlook, get out of my life. I want to be able to forward. Don’t tell me to use scam tech support. Just put a forward on the top of my emails or get out. I did not ask for you. This is criminal!