Can you recall email using Outlook 2011?

Last reviewed on August 14, 2012   —  5 comments

Applies to Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac

How do you recall email in Outlook 2011 for Mac?

Sorry, Outlook 2011 does not include a recall feature. While Outlook for Windows includes recall, it only works under a few limited situations and is proprietary to Exchange server accounts. For this reason, I do not believe it will be added to future versions of Outlook 2011. (It was not available in earlier versions of Outlook for Mac or Entourage either)

About Diane Poremsky

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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5 responses to “Can you recall email using Outlook 2011?”

  1. Janie de Jager

    This is rubbish - recalling emails is v important????
    Mac office 365 - outlook

    1. Diane Poremsky

      Recall only works on the Windows side if you use Exchange server and are recalling from a co-worker. There is so much that can go wrong that it's better to not be so quick to send the email to begin with.

  2. Ellen

    Agree that not having basic feature such as recalling a sent message is ridiculous. I came from Windows and consider my Outlook for Mac to be very archaic. And that is after I switched from Mac Mail. The spell check function is also limited in my opinion.

  3. Jamie Dixson

    Great Microsoft. There happen to be people who are mac users in an exchange environment. Perhaps treating us as real people who do real business should be considered.

  4. Jan

    Yeah, it would be a shame if Apple created a product that you are forced to use *cough* iTunes

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