How to recall a sent E-mail Message in outlook

Many people says that I have sent my e-mail but I don’t know how to recall my e-mail message, How to delay my e-mail message and how to schedule a meeting request.

This post is to let you know how to recall your sent e-mail messages without reading by recipient. First I must tell you that don’t wait and just do whatever I am telling you in this post if you have sent your mail to someone else by mistake.

Select Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 -> Click on Sent folder

Just double click on e-mail which you have sent by mistake…. Your e-mail message will look like this.

recall a sent email message


Select Other Actions and click on Recall This Message.

recall a sent email message


Now you will get two options “Delete unread copies of this message” and “Delete unread copies and replace with a new message” as mentioned in following figure. You can do whatever you want as per your requirement. If you just want to delete the e-mail message then select “Delete unread copies of this message” and click ok.

recall a sent email message

Your message in recipient’s inbox will look like this.

recall a sent email message

Here your recipient has two e-mails. One is your original e-mail message and another one is recalled e-mail message. If recipient click on original e-mail message and read it then your recall will failed but if by courtesy and genuinely he opens your recalled message, your e-mail will recalled successfully and he will get a message that you have successfully recalled the e-mail message.

recall a sent email message

You will get confirmation e-mail message that your e-mail is successfully recalled.

recall a sent email message

Keep visiting for more useful information like this and How to delay my e-mail message.

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