If you’re like me, you sometimes do things the hard way because you just don’t know any better. For years, I’ve been forwarding e-mail messages when what I really wanted to do was resend them. Forwarding a message requires you to enter an address. Why should you do that if you want to resend the message to the original address? Well, you shouldn’t.

To resend a message, locate it in the Sent Items folder (or the folder where you store sent messages). From the Actions menu, choose Resend This Message. In Outlook 2007, you can find this in the Actions group.