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Harvard Students Hatch Email Recall Tool

PlutoMailSlideWe’ve all been there, on the sender or recipient end. And usually, when someone quickly blasts out a second email subject-lined “John Doe Would Like to Recall the Message…”, it only leads people who previously ignored to stop and take a look at the referenced wreckage.

Per a recent Entrepreneur magazine article, Harvard Law students David Gobaud and Lindsay Lin are aiming to replace this lame rigmarole with a whole new M.O. Their idea is genius:

Ever send an email and immediately regret it? Or realize you’ve misspelled the recipient’s name, and want to correct it? Or just don’t like the idea of a catty remark about a co-worker sitting in a friend’s inbox for all eternity? Is the inherent permanency of email crippling your style?…

Enter Pluto Mail, a free Web-based email service or, more succinctly, the Snapchat of email. (The name originates from the fact that Pluto’s planetary status was doled out, and then abruptly rescinded).

Entrepeneur staff writer Laura Entis has a link in her article to the beta sign-up page for Pluto Mail. Will the service one day be purchased by Facebook for an obscene amount? Time, and various deletions, will tell. Although Pluto presents issues on the business use side, it would seem to be tailor-made for many of today’s too-casual personal-message senders.

[Image via sendpluto.com]

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