But, if the Email ID is valid then this really creates a regrettable situation. As the emails may contain confidential details Gmail provides undo option in this case.
A great feature that Gmail has added to its settings which makes it more favourable to users than other mail servers. You can easily recall the sent emails on Gmail. But, the time limitation it provides is only 30 seconds in maximum.
Means, retrieving limit delays the sending process by 30 seconds if it is set to 30 seconds time frame. But for those who need to boost the sending process, can set the limit to 10 seconds at minimum.
This normally clarifies the emails which are clicked to be sent will hold by that time period you set. After that period, your emails will be delivered to that person's inbox. You have only 30 seconds maximum to undo a sent email on Gmail.
>>Also Read: How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Gmail?<<
Note: If your mail ID is blocked by the Gmail user, he would not receive your emails even after 1 day or 30 days. In this case, you don't need to worry about undoing such emails if 30 seconds is crossed.
If you are going through the same situation then don’t panic just follow the mentioned steps which will help you to set settings to retrieve the sent email in Gmail if you have sent this to a wrong id.
But. basically, you would not get the option to undo this unless you set up. So, let's understand the procedure to setup the undo features in Gmail.
Step-by-Step Instruction with ScreenshotsStep-1
At first, click on the gear icon which you can find on the right side. After clicking on this, you will find settings, just click on it.
After clicking on settings, you will see a new window appears and there are different kinds of options. Don’t click anywhere without knowledge of it.
After entering the new window just go to the “General” option which is shown above and then go to “Undo Send” option and click on “Enable Undo Send” mark.
After giving tick mark on “Enable Undo Send” then input cancellation period in seconds. It is the main part to cancel a wrong message. [As you can see we had already set 30 seconds and you can put also same like that. It means you will get 30 seconds to cancel the wrong email if you had sent an email to the wrong email id]
very amazing right?...
After inputting the duration of cancellation, go to the bottom of that page and click on “Save Changes”.
Now your settings is completely saved and secure.
But the question is how could you cancel the emails if you had sent to the wrong id?
It’s very simple don’t worry.
Watch this Video Below ⇓
After saving the settings, you will get a short message on top of the screen. Here you will see Undo option.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is Minimum and Maximum Time Frame for Retrieving Sent Emails?
Once you open the settings tab, you will see that the default value is 10 secs. But you can increase that value to the maximum of 30 seconds. Not more than that.
So, the minimum time frame is 10 seconds and the maximum is 30 seconds.
2. What Changes will Happen in your Gmail Account for Sent Emails?You have set 30 seconds to confirm undo for the sent email. Right?
**That is why the email will be processed to be sent to that recipient after 30 seconds.
If you are thinking that, ''once you hit the send button then the email will be sent instantly and will be visible on the recipient's inbox and next when you click UNDO, it will get vanished from the recipient's inbox''.
No, That is completely wrong thinking...
Even it is not possible for Gmail to delete a sent email from receiver's inbox when the recipient's email id is on another server (i.e. Gmail to outlook). So, this method actually gives you time to stop a sent email from being delivered.
So, at last, if you have faced such issue then just click on the 'Undo' option and you will notice that you came to the previous step. Before that, complete the settings in your Gmail account right now.
Note: Remember one thing if you choose the 30 seconds as a time frame of cancellation then you will get just 30 seconds to undo your last sent email.