Peter Imes: How to unsend an e-mail in Gmail

August 26, 2010 9:42:00 AM

Peter Imes - [email protected]


Gmail is Google''s free e-mail service. Through, you can create an e-mail account that you can check on virtually any computer connected to the Internet. It''s a replacement for Outlook or Apple Mail and is similar to Hotmail and Yahoo Mail. 


If you''ve never used Gmail, I highly recommend you try it. It is superior to any other e-mail program I''ve ever used. It offers the basic e-mail features that you are familiar with plus the ability to chat with other Gmail users, a great search feature and hands down the best spam filter I''ve ever seen. If your inbox is flooded with spam, Gmail is your answer. 


Google has a feature called Google Labs where they experiment with new features. One of their new features the ability to undo the sending of an e-mail. There have been times that as soon as I click "Send" I wish I could take it back. Now it''s possible. Here''s how to do it:



Since this feature is still experimental, Google cannot guarantee that it will work every time, but it is worth enabling it. In those seconds after you send an e-mail that you instantly regret, a small chance of success is better than nothing. 


Peter Imes is the Operations Manager at The Dispatch. You can e-mail him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @pimes.

Peter Imes is publisher of The Dispatch. You can email him at [email protected]