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Is there an equivalent of Undo Sent Gmail feature in Microsoft Outlook? I believe that once that feature is enabled in Gmail the sending of email is postponed by 5 to 30 seconds (depending on settings) so you have a chance to click on undo link.

Is there a similar feature available for Microsoft Outlook?

I am aware of Recall Email functionality but that is a completely different approach requiring that the recipient of the mail must be using an Exchange server e-mail.

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What version of Outlook are you running? Are you using an Exchange server? – N_Lindz Jan 19 '11 at 16:51
Sounds like someone shouldn't be making fun of their boss in emails!!! :) – Jeff F. Jan 19 '11 at 16:56
@N_Lindz it is 2007, and I am using the exchange server. – kristof Jan 19 '11 at 17:06
@Jeff that is just a prevention measure ;) – kristof Jan 19 '11 at 17:07
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You can delay delivery of your emails by setting up a rule in Outlook just like in Gmail. In this way, you'll have a chance to stop the delivery. Read the following How-To Geek article:

Use Outlook Rules to Prevent "Oh No!" After Sending Emails

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thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for, I tested on Outlook 2007 and works as expected – kristof Jan 19 '11 at 17:03
@kristof: You're welcome. This is really a lifesaver for us humans. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jan 19 '11 at 17:05
Is there a similar way to do this in Office 2011? I don't see the same options. – bergie3000 Aug 6 '13 at 19:48
There should be. Can't you see the rules menu? – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Aug 14 '13 at 12:29
Not available for mac. – Jan 12 at 3:41

I have the same question. You can make a rule to delay the sending of an email but you CANT undo the sending of the email. It is still going to be sent....just delayed by a minute. This is not the equivalent "undo send" in Gmail. Am I correct on this?

update: I just saw this

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there is no such a thing as real "undo send" in gmail, what gmail does is delays sending for a few seconds (5 to 30 depending on your settings) so it gives you a chance to undo your action if you spot a mistake quickly enough. The email is not being send during that time. – kristof Feb 15 '11 at 9:54

There is really no way to undo the sending of an email in Outlook.

If you think of it soon enough, unplug your ethernet cable or stop the Send & Receive command from completing...

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or hit that reset button .. – Sathya Jan 19 '11 at 16:40
Don't PC's come with the reboot/reset button nowadays ? Yeah, I meant the abrupt shutdown route.. not really a great solution, hence the comment :) @studiohack – Sathya Jan 19 '11 at 16:48
yeah, you had me confused for a moment, @Sathya, because I was thinking that you meant a reset button for Outlook, so I was like where?! :P – studiohack Jan 19 '11 at 16:50
hehe, sorry 'about that @studiohack – Sathya Jan 19 '11 at 16:55

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