Have you ever been in a situation that, you had sent an important emails and later realized that you havent added subject or email id of receiver or had a typo. In most cases you will be left with no other option to get back the sent email, but in Microsoft Outlook there is an option called Email Recall.
Email Recall is a simple yet very useful feature of Microsoft Outlook. I’m sure most of you use outlook at one time or another to send and receive email at office or at home. Today I’m going to show this awesome feature (but most of them are unaware) to you, keep reading.
How To Undo Sent Emails in Microsoft Outlook
If you want to undo a sent email, first act as soon as possible, because if you realize after 1 hour or so, your email receiver may have read the email already and no use of recalling it, if it was sent to your boss, than he might have finsihed your firing papers .
First, Click on “Sent Items” in the Mail navigation pane.
Find the sent email you want to recall and open it. Once the email is opened Click on “Actions” menu and then submenu “Recall this message“. From the version 2007+ you will find this option under Messages tab -> Other Actions -> Recall This Message…
Once you click on Recall This Message… menu item, a new menu box pop-ups. Here, select radio button “Delete unread copies of the message” and then click on “OK” button. You can also select radio button “Delete unread copies of the message and replace with a new message“, this option lets you edit the sent email and resed it. Now, check the emaiul and update and click “Send“.
That’s it. As per Microsoft, the success or failure of a recall depends on the recipients’ settings in Microsoft Outlook.