You've composed an email in a white hot rage, clicked 'Send' and then instantly regretted it. The quickest way to ensure it doesn't get sent is that old and obvious favourite: yank the Ethernet cable from your machine.
Lifehacker reader Gav Hudson offers that hint along with some strategies for those of us for whom any kind of cabled connection is a distant memory:
Just sent an email you didn’t mean to send? Accidentally pasted that link to your Facebook photos instead of the clients site in a newsletter? Or just forgotten that attachment in that really important email? If you didn’t mean to send it – act quickly when you get that “whoops!” moment. You can navigate to Outlook, click on the bottom right icon, select work offline and hope. Or... you can quickly hoik out your Ethernet cable and then deal with it. As much as you might be good with software, sometimes a bit of a physical solution is needed. No Ethernet? Unplug your router, shut your laptop lid, or if you’re really worried, quickly flip your battery out or disconnect the power from your desktop. Quick thinking might not save lives, but it might save a red face.
It's not a perfect solution, but it's worth remembering as an option the next time you have an email emergency. Thanks Gav!