How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask James Your Own Question

James
James, Sr. Mac Support Expert
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 15218
Experience:  Mac Expert
Type Your Mac Question Here...
James is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

For outlook, if you edited the content of a received message

Customer Question

For outlook, if you edited the content of a received message and saved it, is there a way to make sure that no one will find out when the message is being modified?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I'm an Outlook expert and would be happy to help.

Can you please explain in a bit more detail what you are trying to do?


Thanks,

J.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

once you edited the content of a received message, i know there is a way to check and see when it was being modified, i wonder if that be hided so that people won;t know when it was changed?

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

If you open the message in Outlook, and then click Actions-->Edit Message and make changes, then save it, there will be no record and no indication that the original message has been changed in any way.

Outlook does not keep records of manual modifications.

I hope this helps!

If you have any other questions or need more information, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond!
I'd appreciate it if you can rate my service using the faces below my answer.

Many thanks,

James.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

Are you 100% sure? because i heard that Outlook will mark the date and time a message was modified...

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Yes - I am sure, and I just double checked on my own Outlook.

It doesn't record manual modifications to the message text.


If you have any other questions or need more information, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond!
I'd appreciate it if you can rate my service using the faces below my answer.

Many thanks,

James.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

so if people checked my outlook, there is no way to find out that the original message was being modified? sorry if this sounds repetitive, but I just want to make sure because i heard something about viewing the properties of a message would show metadata such as the sent, received and modified dates....

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I understand exactly what you mean. People CANNOT see that you modified the message.
The properties (or message header/envelope) does include the send and receipt dates, but it DOESN'T show any manual changes to the message. I checked that.

If you have any other questions or need more information, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond!
I'd appreciate it if you can rate my service using the faces below my answer.

Many thanks,

James.
James, Sr. Mac Support Expert
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 15218
Experience: Mac Expert
James and 4 other Mac Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

hey one more question, can you check for me if this will show :


 


Open a email window and then click File->Info->Properties, at the bottom of this window, all the detail information about this message will display in ''Internet Headers''.


 


OR


select the message and press ALT+ENTER

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
That's exactly what I checked for you :)

This will show when the message was send, received, etc. It will show the servers along the way, and other details about the message.

It will NOT show any manual changes to the message!

If you have any other questions or need more information, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond!
I'd appreciate it if you can rate my service using the faces below my answer.

Many thanks,

James.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

"A quick way to get back to the old dialog is to select the message and press ALT+ENTER"


can you check this and makre usre it WILL NOT show the original message too?


 


thanks a million!

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Oh - I see what you are concerned about now.

Yes, this will show a modification date/time on the message, but it is completely meaningless. This will show a change time/date if you move the message to any other folder, or change category, etc - there is no way to distinguish such change (move to folder, etc) from a manual text change, so this value is meaningless. No one can show that you changed the message, you could have just as easily put it in another folder.

J.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

so it won't say what kind of a modification that is? is there a way to remove/hide the modification date/time?


 


thanks!

Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
There is no way to remove it, but it doesn't say what change was made.
You can make the change, then move it to a folder (1 minute after), and it will only record the date/time of the last change, e.g. the folder move.

It is meaningless as a means for forensics analysis.

J.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill Bill M. Schenectady, New York
< Last | Next >
  • Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill Bill M. Schenectady, New York
  • The Expert answered my Mac question and was patient. He answered in a thorough and timely manner, keeping the response on a level that could understand. Thank you! Frank Canada
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer New York
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Mike's Avatar

    Mike

    Mac Medic

    Satisfied Customers:

    6256
    Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/macthelife/2009-10-20_1899_mikesebaharsquare64.jpg Mike's Avatar

    Mike

    Mac Medic

    Satisfied Customers:

    6256
    Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AS/ashiknasameen/2012-5-15_141836_final2.64x64.jpg Ashik's Avatar

    Ashik

    Mac Helper

    Satisfied Customers:

    5282
    7+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DP/dpean/2012-6-6_172828_avatorme1.64x64.JPG Daniel's Avatar

    Daniel

    Mac Genius

    Satisfied Customers:

    4670
    Apple certified on desktop and portable, help desk qualified. Have owned and used Macs since 1989.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VI/vinodvmenon2005/1.64x64.jpg Vinod Menon's Avatar

    Vinod Menon

    Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2068
    worked as a Tech support Associate for Apple products
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/beboo/2011-1-14_201648_n5063313142021801763.64x64.jpg Brandon M.'s Avatar

    Brandon M.

    Mac Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1501
    10+ Years Mac Support as contractor and currently an IT Manager for law firm
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MA/MacDruid/IMG_0232.64x64.JPG John T. F.'s Avatar

    John T. F.

    Mac Druid

    Satisfied Customers:

    1408
    20+ years in the computer/Mac industry
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MA/MacHelpdesk/1d2d506.64x64.jpg David's Avatar

    David

    Mac Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1236
    BSc, H.Dip, Apple Certified