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Outlook 2010: Recall A Sent Email Message

When using Outlook 2010 with an Exchange server or hosted Exchange service such as MessageDisk you can recall an email that was sent in error or that you forgot to include an attachment to.

Using this feature is simple, just preform the following steps:
Go to your Sent Items folder and open the message with want to recall
Click File and go to the Info Tab
Select the Message Resend and Recall option
Select recall this message

 Recalling an email in outlook 2010 step 1

You will be prompted regarding, what to do while performing the recall.
recalling an email in Outlook 2010 Step 2

You can either delete unread copies of the message or Delete unread copies and replace with a new message. Also make sure that the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient option is checked, if you wish to be informed, if not then just uncheck this checkbox.

Recalling an email in outlook 2010 - step 3

So what does Recall option actually do? You can use it to delete the copy of your email from the recipients inbox or use it to delete a copy and replace it with a new message. The first option can be used if you send an email to a recipient by mistake, while the second option can be used if you forgot to include an attachment or any additional information.

Please note that it can only delete/replace emails that are unread, if the recipient have read the email then Outlook 2010 cannot delete/replace the email. Also note that this option will work in corporate environment only, if you send an email to Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo, etc address then this option will not work.

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