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E04: Unsending email

QUESTION: Once I have clicked Send can I get an e-mail I’ve sent back?

ANSWER: Unfortunately once you hit “Send” the e-mail is on its way to the recipient. That’s why it’s a good idea to move the mouse away from the word Send when typing an e-mail so you don’t accidentally click on it. If you’ve written an e-mail, but you want to think about whether you should send it or not, click on Save As Draft (or Draft) to hold the e-mail in your Drafts folder until you want to send it.