Have you ever clicked the “send” button on an email too early or maybe even by mistake? Maybe you forgot to attach a file or you realized that you had a spelling error just as you clicked that “send” button? I know I’ve done it on multiple occasions and, quite frankly, it’s a little embarrassing.
Did you know that there’s a recall function in outlook that could save you a little embarrassment? This function can actually delete or replace copies of the message in the recipient’s inbox if they have not yet read the message. Do keep in mind that the recipient of the email message that you want to recall must also be using an Exchange account. You cannot recall a message sent to someone’s personal internet service provider email account.
Here’s how to recall your message:
1.) Go to the Sent Items folder in Outlook and open the message you want to recall.
2.) Click on “Actions” –>then click “Recall message”
3.) A recall pop-up message will appear. You must then select the appropriate option:
- Delete unread copies of this message
- Delete unread copies and replace with a new message
4.) If you choose the first option, the message will be deleted (if the recipient has not yet read the email).
5.) The second option will allow you to correct your email and resend the message to the recipient.
6.) All done! Quick and easy!