How to unsend email - tools that you can use

Can you really unsend emails? Did you have that feeling, where at the fraction of a second you regretted clicking on the "send" button?
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The fact is, there is no such thing as an "Oops!" button. What you may use are, perhaps a couple or so of tools that you can activate in your usual email service platform.

First, Google's Gmail once had an experimental "Undo Send" feature but it was sort of hidden. The good thing is, a Gmail user can still re-enable it.

To do so, just follow the following steps:

1. Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and choose "Settings."

2. On the "General" tab, scroll down and find "Undo Send."

3. Click the checkbox for "Enable Undo Send" and choose a cancellation period of 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.

4. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the "Save Changes" button.

After that, when you click the "Send" button on a message, you will see a box at the top of your inbox with an "Undo" link.

What if you needed a longer period of time, say beyond 30 seconds?

These browser plug-ins are in for the rescue - "Criptext" (for Chrome and Safari) and "UnSend.it".

What Criptext does? It encrypts your message, including the attachments, track them down and inform you when they're opened. It gives you the capability to recall your email.

Meanwhile, UnSend.it can do what Criptext does except encryption. The plug-in will also require you to configure your email to run through UnSend.it's servers.

These two plug-ins turn the text of your message into an image before sending it to your recipient.

Aside from the two plug-ins mentioned above, there are other tools out there that you can use to perform the same task, although some of them go for a fee.

Even then, there are still questions regarding email cross-platform operation or interoperability.

Some people pointed out that Gmail's "Undo Send" feature only works with a recipient on the same email service provider.

Well, one of the simple ways to prevent those unwanted clicking of the "Send" button on your email is to write first a draft on common text programs like Notepad and the like. Don't you think so?

Source: Fox News Tech

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