How To Delay Sending An E Mail In Gmail & Outlook

Sometimes you may just want to delay sending an email.

  • Regret typing the email
  • Notice a typing error at the last minute

 You can do this in G Mail and Outlook


  • Open settings 
  • Go to labs
  • Then enable ” Undo Send”

This will give you a few seconds to get the email back.


You need to create a rule in Outlook that will delay the email by seconds or minutes.

In Office 2010

  • Go to Rules
  • Manage Rules & Alerts
  • New Rule
  • Start From A Blank Rule
  • Apply Rule On Messages I Send
  • Click Next
  • Sent On This Computer Only
  • Defer Delivery By A Number Of Minutes
  • Enter The Minutes
  • Click Next
  • Enter Any Exceptions To The Rule
  • Give The Rule A Name

 Click Finish

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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