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how to unsend an email in outlook

Written By: editorial team Last Updated: 18:41, 15 June 2023

Have you ever experienced that dreadful moment of sending an unintended email to the wrong person?
As you frantically searched for a solution in Outlook, the recipient had already laid eyes on your regrettable message, leaving you trapped with no escape. But fear not!
In this Guide article, we unveil an X-step guide that will empower you to bid farewell to Outlook email mishaps forever.

Step 1: Accessing the Sent Items Folder

To unsend an email in Outlook, you'll first need to access the Sent Items folder. Follow these steps:

  • Open Outlook and navigate to the "Mail" section.
  • Click on the "Folders" tab at the bottom left of the window.
  • Locate and click on the "Sent Items" folder to open it.

Step 2: Selecting the Email to Unsend

Once you're in the Sent Items folder, follow these steps to select the email you want to unsend:

  • Open Outlook and navigate to the "Mail" section.
  • Click on the "Folders" tab at the bottom left of the window.
  • Locate and click on the "Sent Items" folder to open it.

Step 3: Starting the Unsend Process

  • In the top menu, click on the "Actions" tab.
  • From the drop-down menu, select "Recall This Message."

sources

Microsoft Support Article