How to recall a message with Outlook: 13 steps (with pictures)

How to recall a message with Outlook: 13 steps (with pictures)
How to recall a message with Outlook: 13 steps (with pictures)
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Learn how to enable and use the Undo Email Send feature in Outlook, which allows you to recall an email for a limited period of time after you click the Send button. However, the Cancel Send feature is not available on the Outlook mobile app.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: enable the Cancel Send feature

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 1

Step 1. Open the Outlook website

If you are already logged in to your Outlook account, your inbox will open.

  • If you are not already logged in, click Log in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password, then click on Log in.
Recall an Email in Outlook Step 2

Step 2. Click ⚙️

This is located at the top right of the Outlook page.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 3

Step 3. Click Options

They're at the bottom of the drop-down menu under the little Settings gear.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 4

Step 4. Choose Cancel Send

It's at the top left of the Outlook window. This button is under the Automatic Replies heading, which is a subfolder of the Email tab.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 5

Step 5. Click the circle next to Defer sending

It's under the Cancel Send heading at the top and middle of the page.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 6

Step 6. Click the time limit box

The default is 10 seconds but you can select one of the options listed below.

  • 5 seconds
  • 10 seconds
  • 15 seconds
  • 30 seconds
Recall an Email in Outlook Step 7

Step 7. Choose a time limit

The length of time you choose will determine how long you have to recall an email after you press Send.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 8

Step 8. Click Save

It's at the top of the page. This will activate the Cancel Sends feature and apply it to all your future emails.

Part 2 of 2: Recall an email

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 9

Step 1. Click ← Options

It's just above the options menu on the left of the page. When you click on it, you are returned to your inbox.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 10

Step 2. Click + New

You will find this option above the Inbox header at the top of the Outlook interface. A new email template will open on the right of the page.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 11

Step 3. Enter your email information

Since you'll remember it after you send it, it doesn't really matter what you enter here. However, you must add the information listed below in the relevant fields.

  • A contact
  • An object
  • A message
Recall an Email in Outlook Step 12

Step 4. Send

It's at the bottom right of your email pop-up. This will then be sent to your recipient.

Recall an Email in Outlook Step 13

Step 5. Click Cancel

You will see this option appear at the top right of your inbox. Click on it to stop the progress of sending your email and open the email in a new window. You can then modify your email or simply click on To delete at the bottom of the email window to make it disappear.

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