You can recall emails sent with Gmail. You use the options to determine how long a callback is possible. We’ll show you how the recall works.
If you use an email service like Gmail, things can go wrong from time to time. Sometimes you send a message to the wrong recipient in the hectic everyday life, some times you press “Send” and only then realize that you forgot an important attachment. For such cases, Gmail has a feature that you can use to recall your emails.
In principle, you can use this function at any time and without conditions, but by default only about five seconds. Your message will be stored on Gmail until it is forwarded to the recipient. You can adjust this period and we will show you how to do this further down in the article. But first, we’ll tell you how to use the e-mailer’s callback function.
Gmail: Recall message
By default, you can recall a message five seconds after you’ve sent it. As soon as you have sent an e-mail, a black bar will appear in the bottom left with “Message sent” on the left. In the middle you will find the “Undo” option. Click this to recall your email before your recipient gets it.
Recalled emails end up in the draft area, where you can edit and resend them.
Now you know how to recall a Gmail message. But with the default time frame of five seconds, the feature will only do you any good if you act immediately.
Luckily, you can easily extend this window of time up to thirty seconds in Gmail’s settings. You can find the setting in the options of the email service.
If you don’t have a Gmail account yet but want to use the service, we’ll show you how to set up a Gmail account. With a few tricks, you can even have Gmail send push notifications to your cell phone. A very practical feature that only a few email services offer.
For more privacy, you can also send your e-mails encrypted with Gmail. You can also manage the access rights for third-party apps as you wish and thus decide which services you allow an insight into your more discreet data.
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