. Yes, in theory you can recall a message but the conditions for it to work are so specific that in praxis it hardly ever works as you want it to. If the recipient has not read the message, it will be recalled. As you can see, many conditions have to be just right. If you kept the box checked to receive notification if the recall succeeded or failed, you will receive an automated email informing you of the status. If you wish to thank me, please do so by as she is in a battle against Cancer. Once the message passes the boundary of its originating organization, Exchange throws its hands up in disgust and stops its attempt to recall the message.
Using the Microsoft Outlook message recall feature. Here is how to set things in motion and monitor its success. Sometimes the recipient may see a message appear in their Inbox that says there is a recall attempt. Follow me on , or visit my. How do I get it back? The recall feature does not work when you use Outlook from your Internet browser. My name is Mitch Bartlett. You might be lucky and the recipient has the option enabled.
Outlook displays a message indicating the date and time you attempted to recall the message. Even when the message stays within the same organization there are other things that can happen to expose our folly in sending it out. In Outlook 2016, you can customize the items available to you on each tab. Although effective, this action might draw attention to your original error in sending the message and cause complaints from recipients. Back in the days when users accessed email through just one client Outlook on a desktop computer the task of recalling an errant message was much simpler. But as mentioned, the conditions have to be right for the recall process to work. Why do I have to open the message that I want to recall an action that slows things down? In fact, the only reliable way of stopping anyone reading a message is to walk around to their desk and slap a mask over their face while you throw their mobile devices out of the nearest window and delete the message from their Inbox.
Last modified: March 10, 2017. Double-click to open the message. For example, a copy of the message might be directed into a mail-enabled public folder where it is revealed to all. Your Outlook client is likely broken. Sometimes it takes a while for the confirmation to arrive.
To counter that, you could create a rule which delays sending all messages for 1 or 2 minutes so you have some time to react without seriously slowing down your regular communications. You can set it up 120 minutes if you want but that might be less practical. If the recipient has read the message already, the message will not be recalled. Detailed instructions for setting up such a rule and other delay techniques can be found in the tip. You can set it up 120 minutes if you want but that might be less practical. This option will only work for recipients who are using Outlook or other compatible email client. Microsoft offers a thorough breakdown of.
Open this sent items again via a double click and click on the Tracking button to see an overview of the recall results. And then why is recall hidden another level deep in the Actions? I've been working in technology for over 20 years in a wide range of tech jobs from Tech Support to Software Testing. Therefor, in most cases, it might be better to simply sent a short but sincere apology message rather than trying to save face the technical route. Are you feeling lucky and still want to use the Recall feature? When it got moved via a rule, recalling the message is not possible. Why is the option in the Move group anyway? Note 2: When you had sent the message to multiple recipients, the recall message will be sent to all recipients as well. The video above will walk you through the recall steps in Outlook 2013 or 2016 this option is not available in the Outlook Web App.
Note 1: The recall could still get reported as a success even though the recipient has read the original message but did not mark it as read. But the single biggest flaw and complicating factor in any attempt to recall a message is the fact that so many of us now access email using multiple devices. The Recall process Do you think your case meets all the conditions? Firstly, you must use Microsoft Outlook in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange to use the message recall feature. Whether you use on-premises Exchange or are up , I therefore conclude that attempting to recall a message with Outlook is an exercise in futility. Can I recall a message and how can I prevent future mistakes? To counter that, you could create a for 1 or 2 minutes so you have some time to react without seriously slowing down your regular communications.
When Cached Exchange Mode is enabled and the recipient is working off-line, the recall process will fail. Will the recipient know that I have recalled the message? The recall is only available on Windows clients. Step Log-out of Microsoft Outlook Web Access and close your Internet browser. For instance, only delay sending of the message when it is to your boss. Given the high probability that it could fail, it might be best to recall it with a replacement message even when you did not want to send a message in the first place. It has to be the primary Exchange mailbox of your Exchange account. Ideally, the recipient of your message will open the recall notice, and the original message will automatically be deleted.