Apr 13, 2012

How to Recall a Sent Email in Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010

Something great I am going to share with you an interesting thing. First of all I would like to share if you continue read this blog then by the last paragraph of this blog you will be expert to know that How you can recall a Sent email in MS Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 which you have sent by mistake or with some error to someone. 

We know it very well that these four things that cannot return to us once it done:

1.    The Spoken Word
2.    A Sped Arrow
3.    A Past Life
4.    A Neglected Opportunity

Hope you believe it and it is true also. Today I am sharing something very interesting in the aspect of Microsoft Outlook through which we send / receive so many emails to do our communication for various purposes.  It is quite possible sometime we as human being do some errors by mistake such as sending mail get incorrect information and you don’t wanted that receiver should read that incorrect email. But it is very common that you may thing about now nothing can be done because mail has already been sent.  Ah…..  

Hmmm… Please wait there is a solution for it. Yes, you can recall your sent email before it will get read by the recipient. Exited now to know how it can be possible, so here you go these are the simple step with proper details:
You can only recall the email only in these conditions:

If you have sent an email in error you are able to recall it if:
i)    You and recipient both are an Exchange user
ii)    Sent email in the recipient's mailbox is Unread
Let us go for different version of Microsoft Outlook to know the Process how you can recall Sent emails.
Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 1: Open Outlook
Step 2: Open your Sent items folder
Step 3: Find the email you would like to recall
Step 4: Open the message by double-clicking it
Step 5: Select Actions at the top and then select Recall This Message from that menu

The following message should appear:


You have to select the option of Delete unread copies of this message option. Once you have selected this option you will get the confirmation mail.
If you have selected Delete unread copies and replace with a new message then it will recall the message for you and you can type a fresh message.

Microsoft Outlook 2007
Step 1: Open Outlook
Step 2: Open your Sent items folder
Step 3: Find the email you would like to recall
Step 4: Open the message
Select the Other Actions at the top and then choose Recall This Message from that menu.

The following message should appear:

You can see there are two options to select. If you have selected Delete unread copies of this message as your option then you will receive an email confirming this was successful.
If you have selected Delete unread copies and replace with a new message as your option then it will recall the message for you and you can type a fresh message. 
Microsoft Outlook 2003

Step 1: Open Outlook
Step 2: Open your Sent items folder
Step 3: Find the email you would like to recall
Step 4: Open the message
Select Actions at the top and then select Recall This Message from that menu

The following message should appear:

You can see there are two options to select. If you have selected Delete unread copies of this message as your option then you will receive an email confirming this was successful.

If you have selected Delete unread copies and replace with a new message as your option then it will recall the message for you and you can type a fresh message. So try this method to recall sent emails so that you can overcome the problem which may about to create due to sent mail was incorrect. One thing is sure you need a lighting speed to recall your sent emails before it read by the recipient.  
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