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Mar 2, 2012

How to Recall an Email Sent in Microsoft Outlook


E-mail is a fast way to communicate with your co-workers, schedule meetings, and share documents. So it is also possible that you send an email message to someone by mistake or accidentally and now you want to recall it. It is very common problem when send a email accidentally to other. Microsoft outlook support to fix this kind of user generated problem by Recall message.(see also:How to Change Email Security Settings )

If you send a message by accident, you can attempt to recall the message from the recipients using "Recall This Message" on the "Tools" menu. The message recall feature allows you to recall, replace, or delete messages that you have sent. 

To recall the email-message follow some instructions below-

Step1: Open the target message which you want to recall from sent items folder in outlook.

Step2: On the Actions menu, click Recall This Message.

Step3: If your message hasn't already been opened by someone at recipient side, either delete the message or replace it with a new message. To receive notification about the success of the recall or replacement, click to select "Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient" check box. 

Step4: If you are sending a message and receipt by multiple recipient you can request notification of whether the recall succeeded or failed for each one.

Message Recall will not be successful if: 

1. The recipient is not logged on to the mail service provider. 

2. The message has been read. This includes viewing the message with the Preview Pane so that the message is flagged as Read. 

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anil kumar March 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM
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