How to Recall and Delete Email just Sent in Outlook

If you accidentally sent an email to a wrong person, or you realize you have sent a wrong email to someone, you can recall and delete the email if the person did not open it yet.

Step 1: Click "Sent Items" from the folders;

Step 2: Double click the message you want to recall to open it in a separate window;

Step 3: In the message window, click on "Actions";

Step 4: Click "Recall This Message" from the drop-down list;

Step 5: In the "Recall This Message" window, select "Delete unread copies of this message", and click "OK" at the bottom;

If you have another correct email ready, you can also click "Delete unread copies and replace with a new message".

Step 6: You will receive the notice of recall success or failure after a while.

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  1. jack pine October 30, 2022
    • David October 30, 2022

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