How To Recall an Email In Outlook
If you’ve ever sent an email in Outlook and then immediately regretted it, you know the sinking feeling that comes with realizing your mistake. Fortunately, Outlook allows you to recall an email, giving you the opportunity to take back your words and save yourself from any potential embarrassment.
Recalling an email in Outlook is a simple process, but it does require a few steps. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Outlook and go to your Sent folder. This is where all of the emails you’ve sent will be stored.
- Locate the email you want to recall and click on it to open it.
- Once the email is open, click on the “Actions” tab at the top of the screen.
- In the “Actions” tab, click on “Recall This Message.”
- A new window will open, allowing you to choose whether you want to recall the message entirely or just delete it from the recipient’s inbox.
- If you choose to recall the message entirely, you’ll have the option to replace it with a new message. This is a good option if you want to send a corrected version of the original email.
- Once you’ve made your choices, click on “Send.”
It’s important to note that recalling an email isn’t guaranteed to work. If the recipient has already opened and read the email, the recall will not be successful. Additionally, some email programs, such as Gmail, do not support the recall feature.
If the recall is successful, the recipient will receive a notification that the email has been recalled, along with any replacement message you’ve chosen to send. If the recall is not successful, you’ll receive a notification that the recall was unsuccessful.
In either case, it’s a good idea to follow up with the recipient to explain the situation and apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.
Recalling an email in Outlook can be a lifesaver when you’ve made a mistake or need to take back something you’ve said. Just remember to use it wisely and carefully, and always be prepared for the possibility that it won’t work.