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How to recall or retract a sent message in Outlook?

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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