Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How to recall an email in Gmail

10/11/2016

We’ve all done it. We write an email, hit the Send button and then the terror comes. We suddenly remember that we forgot an attachment or got a name or date wrong.

Even worse, the message might have been sent to the wrong recipient or we were a bit too emotional in our choice of words. Either way, we’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.

Fortunately for Gmail users, there is a way to unsend an email, if you act quickly and if you know the procedure.

There’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to recall an email in Gmail posted on the web.  The first step is to enable an option called Enable Undo Send in your Gmail account. Unfortunately, the process only works from a desktop or laptop Gmail client. It doesn’t work with a mobile phone or tablet and the “undo” has to be done no more than 30 seconds after the mail was sent.

To get the full walk-thru - plus tips on recalling an email in Outlook - visit the website that’s appropriately named How To Recall An Email.


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