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How to recall or retract a sent message in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2013-03-29

Sometimes you have just sent an email message and suddenly notice that you need to recompose the message content before the recipient read it. What should you do? Outlook has a function of recalling your sent message based on the recipient does not open and read the email. Please have a look at the following article:

Recall or retract a sent message in Outlook

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1. Open the message you want to recall (double click to open it), click Actions > Recall This Message. See screenshot:

2. When the Recall This Message dialog popping up, under Are you sure you want to, select your desired option. Then click OK button.

Note: If the message you sent was read by the recipient, it cannot be recalled. But if the message stays unread status, it can be recalled.


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