Q:Help! I sent an e-mail in AOL or Gmail and realized I shouldn’t have! What can I do?
A: Sometimes we send out emails that we wish we hadn’t or had hoped we could un-send. Well, now there is an option to do just that! This feature is in Gmail and there is also one for AOL, although it can only be used for AOL clients. The Gmail un-send button can be used for any mail provider. As long as you use it immediately in no more than 5 seconds.
Gmail un-send email button:
Here is how it works when you are log in to your Gmail account. You will first have to activate the feature, therefore you can have it on hand every time you send an email. Go to Gmail Labs > turn on Undo Send > Enable. After you have composed an email and have hit the send button, you have five seconds to click the undo link to recall the email.
AOL unsend email button:
Go to your Sent Items box right – click hit the un-send command link. A message box will be shown asking if are sure you want to unsend the message. If you are sure choose yes.
A message box will appear letting you know it has been unsent and that message will disappear out of that persons’ inbox.
Next, time you ever feel the need to unsend an email, now you can!