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How to recall an Email in Outlook

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Sometimes you send an email and seconds after you send it you realise you have forgotten to put in a vital piece of information, or worse still you could have sent the message to the wrong person. But if you are quick, you can recall that message.

  1. After the message is sent, go to your Sent Items folder by pressing Control + Y and down arrow to Sent and press enter.
  2. Use your arrow keys to find the message you just sent, and press enter.
  3. Now press Alt + F, I, R, and enter on recall.
  4. You will be met with a dialogue box, and you can select options such as delete unread copies and replace with a new message or just delete unread copies and tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient.