In a rush, sometimes it happens that you click on the send button of an email without the email being completed. Did this happen to you in Outlook, and you noticed it immediately? Know that you can easily correct your mistake.
This is because the Microsoft messaging service, like Gmail on Google, allows you to cancel the sending of your e-mails, without your recipient being informed. However, this functionality is very limited, because the recall conditions are very specific.
For good reason, it only works for emails sent from an account Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft 365, to the same service. Additionally, it is only available on the desktop version of Outlook. Finally, it should be unread and be in the recipient’s inbox, not in a filtered or public folder.
Do you meet all of these criteria? Here is THE solution to cancel sending an email to your Outlook service.
How to recall an email in Outlook?
Recalling your email is pretty straightforward, although the option is hard to find. To do this :
- Go to the Outlook application
- Go to Sent elements and double-click on the message to remind
- In the window that opens, select the tab Message.
- Once there, click on Actions, then on Recall this message.
This command opens a dialog box that gives you the option of either removing the email from the recipient’s inbox or sending a replacement. To finish, click on OK.