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When you wish you had an oops button

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unsend It, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a huge Gmail fan, but there are just some features that they still don’t have that would make my life a little easier. One of those things is the ability to edit or unsend an email after I’ve already sent it. You know, for those times you mistakenly send out an email before it is ready, or accidentally hit reply-all when you didn’t really mean to do that. Yeah – I’ve been there. oops Unsending an email shouldn’t be that hard, should it? Well now you can! With unSend.it you can unsend or edit any email after it’s been sent (even after it has been opened)! You can sign up for this free service with your existing email account (it works with Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, and more), and setup is super simple. I set up my account in less than two minutes!


unSend features

  • Unsend sent email & attachments at any time
  • Edit sent email & attachments at any time
  • See when recipient(s) open your email with our open-tracking / notification system
  • Multiple settings / modes to send in
  • Works with any email address
  • End-to-end encryption, extremely secure email technology

Using UnSend

Once you have your email account set up, using the service is really simple. You can very easily edit any text prior to the recipient reading your original email (or even after they have opened it if you want): unsend1

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As you can see, I edited the email by adding “adding text to see what happens….” prior to the recipient reading the email. In the following picture you can see that the edited text was what showed up in their inbox, and the email shows as ‘read’ (I also got a separate email notification that it was opened).


In the next image I sent an email and then unsent it before the recipient opened it. They still get a notification that you emailed them, but any text within that email disappears. Yay! unsend3 The service definitely works, it is easy to use, and I love that you can notifications as to when someone has read your emails! I will be utilizing this service quite a bit, I’m sure of it. If you would like to sign up for your free unSend.it account, head on over to their website and simply follow the very easy prompts to get starting unsending today!

So tell us…

Do you have a funny story about a time when an unsend button may have come in handy?



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16 Responses to When you wish you had an oops button

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 12, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    I have sent out way too many opps emails than I even care to admit. This is awesome!

  2. Nicole B June 12, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    That is really cool! I could also use an Oops button on my Texts. I have sent out way too many texts to the wrong people.
    Nicole B recently posted…Bubble Games! Easy Ideas for Fun with Kids Bubble MachinesMy Profile

  3. Dee Mauser June 12, 2015 at 11:33 am #

    I’m a true perfectionist so when I realize I’ve just sent an email with a misspelled word I totally freak out. Boy do I ever wish I could undo it!
    Dee Mauser recently posted…Don’t Just Cope – YouCopia Kitchen Organization SolutionsMy Profile

  4. Dawn Gibson-thigpen June 12, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    omg! I think I am the queen of the Opps emails. LOL.

  5. Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet June 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Luckily it’s been a long time since I had an oops moment. But there was one time at work when I thought the agency we had hired to rewrite a press release had done a terrible job, so I sent it to my supervisor and boss. Then I found out that the supervisor had rewritten it. That certainly was an oops moment!
    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet recently posted…5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Dad a Kenmore Elite Grill for Father’s DayMy Profile

  6. Jenny Temcio June 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    I had an oops moment when I left the store one day and hopped into a car, only to realize afterward that it wasn’t mine! Talk about embarrassing! My face was red that day!
    Jenny Temcio recently posted…DIY Minecraft Inspired Kid’s Real Life Building ActivityMy Profile

  7. Donna Ward June 12, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    I usually send out ‘oops’ emails without the attachment that was suppose to go with it – I am going to check out this service – thank you for the great info

  8. Lori Felix June 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    There has been many times where I have wanted to edit an email right after I hit send. I will have to check this service out.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia June 12, 2015 at 11:25 pm #

    This is such a great idea!. I know a few people that could use this. I will have to share this with my friends.

  10. Felicita June 13, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Ok this is going to change the email world! Unsending emails will surely save a lot of people!
    Felicita recently posted…Friday Faves #1My Profile

  11. Debi- Lifestyle Blogger June 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    I could certainly use an oops button. I have had this problem more times that I care to admit
    Debi- Lifestyle Blogger recently posted…Turkey, Avocado, BLTsMy Profile

  12. Aubrey June 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    I just heard of this the other day . What an awesome feature.

  13. Debra June 14, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    I’m sure I have a few embarassing OOooppps moments, but they were so bad I’ve tried to put them out of my mind. 🙂


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