By Unemployed - United States
Today, I checked my email for the hundredth time, hoping to hear back from a potential employer about a job I really want. No response. Why? My email with resume attached has been sitting in my Outbox for the past week. I never actually sent it out in the first place. FML
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By  johnts03  |  8

You're the idiot. The outbox is where messages go when you click send but before they are sent by the server. Whether or not the person has read it yet has no bearing whatsoever over whether or not the message is in the outbox or the sent messages folder. When you send an e-mail, it generally first goes to the outbox while the server processes it. Once it has been sent by the server, it then gets moved to the sent messages folder (if your mail client is set up to save sent messages). The only effect a person actually reading the e-mail has is if you request that an automated response be sent to you when they read the message. Otherwise, you have no way of ever knowing whether or not they've read the message.

There is a very good chance that there is some issue with her mail server and that the message has been sitting in the outbox unsent even though she clicked send. It may have to do with the attachment size or some server side issue. So before you all go claiming that this person is retarded, or has Down's Syndrome, or however else you feel like expressing that she is mentally challenged, think things through a little bit. That's probably a bit too much to ask though, considering that FML is populated by a bunch of 13 year old boys.

  kile88  |  2

it means it could've been a program like outlook that doesn't always send automatically and you need to click "send/receive" in order for it to move out of outbox into sent items.

By  um_duh  |  0

Fail Fail Fail!

Go check that your pants are on the right way to make sure you don't fail at another simple thing like getting dressed. Then go slap yourself. Hard.