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Old 01-14-2019, 10:23 AM
CLang2 CLang2 is offline Windows 10 Office 2016
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Default Disable 'Reply' in Outlook email (not 'Reply all')

I've gotten myself into trouble too often by hitting Reply to an Outlook email rather than Forward. Embarrassingly I sent a message I would have preferred the original sender not have seen. Quite embarrassing!

The simplistic answer is to be more careful. What I would like to do it to disable the Reply option where I have to use the Forward option. I can find information on how to disable "Reply all". I can find some discussion of disabling the reply option of the recipient I send/forward the reply to. I cannot however find anything about removing Reply from my own Menu choices.



Is this possible? If not routinely, can it be done with VBA?

Thanks!
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It might be best to simply move the Reply button say, all the way to the right so that you do not accidentally click it, but also so that it is there if you need it.

You can do this by right clicking on the toolbar, choose Customize Ribbon. Rename the "Respond" group to something else, say "Respond (orig)". Then create a New Group, call it say, "My Response" and copy the Forward command from the left hand pane over to it (plus any other commands you normally use):


Hope this helps!
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:10 PM
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I think this will do quite well for what I need. As you noted, moving the standard Respond group all the way to the right takes it out of my line of sight and decreases the odds I'll click it. The added Forward group, positioned where the Respond group used to be, should now be my impulse click for a reply. Many thanks!
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