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. 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 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
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):
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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! 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?