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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7 Responses to “Outlook 2007: Prevent Forwarding of a Message”

  1. December 16, 2008 at 3:21 pm, Vin said:

    the link does not work


  2. July 17, 2009 at 4:26 am, Anonymous said:

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


  3. November 26, 2010 at 11:26 am, Rajiv Malhan said:

    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…


  4. November 27, 2010 at 9:45 am, Hal_B said:

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


  5. February 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm, jon said:

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


  6. November 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm, Shirley Eritreo said:

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


  7. November 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm, Shirley Eritreo said:

    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!


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