Outlook Recall is a helpful feature that allows users to delete an email message they’ve sent. This feature is especially useful when you realize you’ve sent an inappropriate email to someone, or you’ve sent a message to the wrong recipient. With Outlook Recall, you can retract the message, and the recipient will never receive it.
It’s important to note that the recipient’s email system must be on a Microsoft Exchange server or a mail server that supports Outlook Recall for it to work. If the recipient’s server doesn’t support the recall feature, the message will still be delivered.
Outlook Recall differs from the “undo send” feature in Gmail, which stops the email from being delivered as long as you do it within a few seconds of hitting the send button.
How do I use Outlook Recall?
To use the Outlook Recall feature, simply open the “Sent Items” folder in Outlook, open the message that you want to retract, then click “Actions” and “Recall This Message.”
What if the recipient has already read the message?
If the recipient has already read the message, Outlook Recall will not retract the email message. They will still receive the message, and you will receive a notification indicating that the recall failed.
In summary, Outlook Recall is a useful feature that can help you retract an email message that you’ve sent in error. However, it’s important to know the limitations of the feature so that you don’t rely on it in situations where it might not work.
Always double-check the recipient before hitting the send button. While Outlook Recall can help you recall an email message you’ve sent, it’s not foolproof, and there’s no guarantee that the recipient won’t see the message before you can retract it. Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of what you write before hitting send.