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Retrieve emails in Gmail: under what conditions is it possible?
Retrieve an email sent with Gmai in the web version
Recover messages with Gmail: guide for Android
Recover emails with Gmail: guide for iPhone

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Retrieve emails sent in Gmail: step by step guide

The emails sent by mistake have been a source of laughter in many offices. Click? Reply All? And sending the entire team, including the boss, the comment on the boss's latest motivational email can quickly get us into trouble. In the stress of a business day , it can happen that messages are sent to the wrong recipient..

In order to prevent sensitive information or reckless formulation from creating an apology or even creating serious work problems, Gmail offers the ability to retrieve sent emails. Here we explain exactly how to recover an email sent with Gmail and under what conditions, to be able to stop the delivery of messages already sent .

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  1. Retrieve emails in Gmail: under what conditions is it possible?
  2. Retrieve an email sent with Gmai in the web version
  3. Recover messages with Gmail: guide for Android
  4. Recover emails with Gmail: guide for iPhone

Retrieve emails in Gmail: under what conditions is it possible?

In principle, there is always the possibility of recovering emails sent with Gmail, regardless of whether the recipient of the message is also a user of Gmail or any other email program. The only decisive factor in recovering emails sent in Gmail is time . After sending an email, the Google service grants you a defined period of time during which you can retrieve the message. This period of time is a cancellation period: even if you have clicked on "Send", Gmail holds the mail for a moment . In that period of time, you have the possibility of recovering it, that is, of stopping the shipment..

The default cancellation period for Gmail is five seconds . It goes without saying that these five seconds constitute a very short period of time. Usually you realize that you forgot to attach a document to an email, for example, after a while. Fortunately, the cancellation period can be extended. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps:

Step 1. Open the menu? Options? on the Gmail cogwheel icon.

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The cogwheel is in the upper right corner of Gmail.

Step 2. Open the settings by clicking "Settings"..

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Then click on "Settings".

Step 3. In the section? Undo the shipment ?, select the time (? Shipment cancellation period?) That you prefer.

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From the drop-down menu, a time span of between 5 and 30 seconds can be selected.

With the increase in the cancellation period, the period of time in which a sent email can be recovered increases. The cancellation of the shipment itself is a child's play.

Retrieve an email sent with Gmai in the web version

Let's say you have increased the cancellation time to 30 seconds. You are in the office, you compose an email as usual and, after clicking? Send ?, you realize you forgot to attach the file. Instead of getting bogged down in a series of emails apologizing for the mistake, with Gmail you can easily retrieve the message. To do this, proceed as follows:

Step 1. You have sent the message by clicking "Send".

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Normal sending of an email by clicking "Send".

Step 2. The message remains for a period of time within the cancellation period. Click on the option? Undo ?:

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Gmail automatically shows the delivery status of the message. Click? Undo? to retrieve the email.

Step 3. The message has been retrieved. Gmail informs you automatically and the message opens again.

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Recovery information is displayed automatically. Also, the newly retrieved mail opens.

Recover messages with Gmail: guide for Android

As expected, you can also retrieve emails sent with Gmail if you use the Android application. If you have written a message in the Gmail application and you have pressed? Send ?, you can cancel its sending in the following way:

Step 1. Click on the option? Undo ?.

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The application displays the shipping status automatically on the bottom of the phone or tablet.

Step 2. Gmail retrieves the message automatically.

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The application shows the status of a message recovery automatically on the bottom of the phone or tablet.

Recover emails with Gmail: guide for iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you can also download the Gmail application and use it without problems. The application looks the same on your iPhone as it does on your Android device and has the same options and functions for both systems. Therefore, to recover a sent email you will only have to follow the steps mentioned above. After clicking on? Send ?, an automatic notification will be displayed where you can click on? Undo ?. At that time, the Gmail application will retrieve the sent message.

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