Recall or replace an email message that you sent

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This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange account. Most home and personal accounts do not use Exchange.

You can recall or replace a message only if its recipient is logged on and using Microsoft Outlook and has not read the message or moved it from their Inbox.

  1. In Mail, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes buttons for the Mail, Calendar, and Tasks views and the folders within each view. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Sent Items.
  2. Open the message you want to recall or replace.
  3. In the message window, on the Actions menu, click Recall This Message.

 Note   This command does not appear unless you are using an Exchange e-mail account.

  1. Do one of the following:

ShowRecall the message

  1. Click Delete unread copies of this message.
  2. To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement for each recipient, select the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.

ShowReplace the message

  1. Click Delete unread copies and replace with a new message.
  2. To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement for each recipient, select the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.
  3. Click OK, and then type a new message.

 Note   To replace a message, you must send a new one. If you do not send the new item (item: An item is the basic element that holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.), the original message is still recalled.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003