How to Set a Delay for Sent Emails in Outlook Online

TLDR In Outlook online, you can set up a delay of up to 10 seconds for your sent messages, allowing you to undo the sending or cancel it if needed. This can help prevent accidentally sending emails too quickly.

Key insights

  • Setting up a delay for sent emails in Outlook online can prevent accidental sending of emails.
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    The delay can be set for up to 10 seconds, giving you a window to undo the sending or cancel the email.
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    The option to set the delay is found in the settings Cog at the top right of the window, under 'email and compose and reply'.

Q&A

  • Why is setting a delay for sent emails useful?

    Setting a delay for sent emails is useful because it allows you to undo the sending or cancel the email if you realize you've made a mistake or sent it too quickly.

  • Where can the option to set the delay be found in Outlook online?

    The option to set the delay for sent emails can be found in the settings Cog at the top right of the window, under 'email and compose and reply'.

Timestamped Summary

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    To set a delay for sent emails in Outlook online, go to the settings Cog at the top right of the window.
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    In the settings, look for 'email and compose and reply' and scroll down to find the 'undo send' option.
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    Move the 'undo send' option to either 5 seconds or 10 seconds, then click save and close the option window.
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    After setting the delay, simply press send on your email and you'll see the option to undo the sending or cancel it.
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    This feature can help prevent accidentally sending emails too quickly.
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