Sent the Wrong E-mail? Retrieve It Quickly Using Outlook

If you use Microsoft Exchange Server as your e-mail server, and the recipient uses Outlook, you can recall the message before the person has a chance to read it.

You have checked and double-checked your e-mail message for spelling and content errors before sending it, you click the SEND button, but to your horror, you see an error just before the message leaves your screen! Don't you wish you could just reach out in space and pull that message out of the recipient's inbox?

You can! To recall an e-mail message before it has been read, just follow these instructions:

  1. In Outlook, click on your Sent Items folder to view its contents.
  2. Double-click the message you want recalled.
  3. With the message displayed, open the Actions menu, and click Recall This Message.
  4. To recall the message, choose Delete unread copies of this message. To replace the message with another one, choose Delete unread copies and replace with a new message, click OK, and then type a new message.
  5. To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement for each recipient, select the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.
    Click OK.

You may like these other stories...

Event Date: August 28, 2014, 2 pm ET Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to...
When you’re running an accounting office, it's easy to become inundated with paper, forms, and email attachments, especially when tax season rolls around. To prevent your office from becoming completely overwhelmed...
It's not a reality—yet—but accounting software is poised to eliminate accountants. We are at a tipping point for many similar professions: online education replacing professors, legal software replacing...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Aug 5
This webcast will focus on accounting and disclosure policies for various types of consolidations and business combinations.
Aug 20
In this session we'll review best practices for how to generate interest in your firm’s services.
Aug 21
Meet budgets and client expectations using project management skills geared toward the unique challenges faced by CPAs. Kristen Rampe will share how knowing the keys to structuring and executing a successful project can make the difference between success and repeated failures.
Aug 28
Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up.