How To Unsend An Email

How to unsend an email from Gmail, Yahoo, and Microsoft Outlook, refer to this web page for your reference.

Gmail Web Browser:

The instructions to unsend an email from your Gmail account are given here.

Step 1 - Enabling the Undo feature

  • Step 1:Go to your computer, launch the default web browser and access your Gmail account using your email address and password.
  • Step 2:Once you click the Setup or gear icon at the upper-right corner, choose the Settings option and proceed with how to unsend an email steps.
  • Step 3:Click the General tab, navigate to the Undo Send section and select the checkbox next to the Enable Undo Send option.
  • Step 4:Choose the 5, 10, 20, 30 seconds from the Send Cancellation Period drop-down menu.

Step 2 - Test Message

  • Step 1:On the main page of the Gmail account, click the Compose button and compose a new email.
  • Step 2:Once you send the email, you will see ‘Your message has been sent. Undo View message.’
  • Step 3:Click this Undo View Message link.
  • Step 4:This will unsend the email, and at the same time, you will receive the ‘Undoing’ message followed by the ‘Sending has been undone’ message on the screen.

Yahoo Mail app:

  • Step 1:Tap the Yahoo Mail application on your iPhone.
  • Step 2:Touch the Compose icon at the lower-right corner of the screen.
  • Step 3:After composing an email, tap the Send button.
  • Step 4:Now, you will see the ‘Sent’ message on the lower-left corner.
  • Step 5:Also while following how to unsend an email guide, the ‘Undo’ message will be displayed on the lower-right corner.
  • Step 6:Click the Undo message link to unsend the email.
  • Step 7:Note: This Undo message will appear on the screen for five seconds after sending the email.

Microsoft Outlook application:

  • Step 1:After signing in to the Microsoft Outlook account using its email address and password, choose the Options option from the Settings menu.
  • Step 2:Select the Undo Send option on the left panel and click the radio button next to the ‘Let me cancel messages I’ve sent for’ option.
  • Step 3:Click the limit time box and then choose any one of the options that are listed below.
    • 5 seconds
    • 10 seconds
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
  • Step 5:By default, the 10 seconds option will be chosen if you have not selected any one of the options.
  • Step 6:Save this setting by clicking the Save button. Click the New button to compose a new email.
  • Step 7:Once done with composing the email, click the Send button that is present at the lower-left corner of the screen.
  • Step 8:The Undo button will be displayed at the top-right corner. Within the limit you have set, click the Undo button.
  • Step 9:By following how to unsend an email guide, The messages from the Microsoft Outlook account will not be sent to the recipient.
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