Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

Last week Microsoft sent me an interesting couple of emails:

To: Jamie Cansdale
From: Vicki Collins
Cc: Akim Boukhelif; Lorna Williamson
Date: Feb 27, 2007 11:06 AM
Subject: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award

Hello Jamie,
My name is Victoria Collins; I’m a member of the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) team for UK & Ireland with Lorna Williamson and Akim Boukhelif. I’m contacting you to ask if you would like to be considered for an MVP Award in recognition of your contributions to technical communities over the past year.

[snip]

Thank you,
Vicki Collins
UK & Ireland MVP Administrator
The Microsoft MVP Programme: Independent Experts. Real World Answers

A full 3 days later I receive:
To: Jamie Cansdale
From: Vicki Collins
Cc: Akim Boukhelif; Lorna Williamson
Date: Mar 2, 2007 8:11 PM
Subject: Recall: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award

Vicki Collins (Brook Street) would like to recall the message, "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award".

Here's a FAQ about the message recall function in Exchange. I wonder if I've been blackballed. ;-)

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2007 8:17 AM by Jamie Cansdale
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Comments

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

I think its telling that it took 3 days for them to recall the message.  That smells.

You will remain an MVP in our hearts no matter what the mob at M$ says.

Thanks for your contributions and continued work!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 9:49 AM by Peter Fitzgibbons

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

Maybe if they won't give you an MVP in anything else, they'll award you an Exchange/Outlook MVP award for your help spreading awareness about message recalling behavior. :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 12:05 PM by Peter

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'Tis better to have been honored, then unhonored, than never to have been honored at all.  :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:02 PM by Kyralessa

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You're always aces in my books dude.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2:33 AM by Bil Simser

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

I love getting recalls. Especially when I've not opened the original mail yet - it makes me instantly want to find out what they are trying to hide.

Maybe I should use recalls as a marketing tool? :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 10:28 AM by Boris Yeltsin

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

This was probably seen by someone on the copylist, who told the sender to recall it. They would have been better to simply ignore any replies from Jamie, since this calls more attention to it.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 6:16 PM by Charlie Poole

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Ignoring a response would be even worse.

You should have been sent an email or received a phone call with the truth.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 12:07 AM by Robert W. Anderson

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Does MS really need this bad pub?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:57 PM by Chris May

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Recall microsoft mvp award.. Bang-up :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011 7:47 PM by weblogs.asp.net

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Recall microsoft mvp award.. May I repost it? :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011 8:51 PM by weblogs.asp.net

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

Econmioes are in dire straits, but I can count on this!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:46 AM by Carrie

# re: Recall: Microsoft MVP Award

Going to put this arilcte to good use now.

Friday, January 20, 2012 12:03 AM by Dollie