If you accidentally hit SEND, or sometimes impulsively hit SEND and regret it … “there is an app for that”. At least with Outlook you can set a rule that delays your emails to allow you to recover them if necessary. I use a two-minute delay, but you can set the delay to whatever number of minutes you would like.
I’m using Outlook 2013 as an example, but earlier versions of Outlook work the same way with slightly different steps.
To add a new rule
1. Go to the FILE tab and select “Rules and Alerts” button.
2. Select “New Rule” under “E-mail Rules”. The Rules Wizard will open.
3. Select “Apply rule to messages I send.”
4. Press NEXT when you see “Which Condition(s) do you want to check?” — NO boxes should be checked. (This means it applies to all emails you SEND. Respond “yes”.)
5. For “What do you want to do with the message?” select “defer delivery by number of minutes”
6. In the Step 2: window, select the underlined “a number of” which will open a dialogue box where you can specify the number of minutes you want to delay for all emails when you hit SEND. Select the number of minutes and click OK.
7. The number of minutes will replace the underlined “a number of“. Press NEXT. You can also press NEXT for the “Are there any exceptions” page.
8. Give the Rule a name such as “SEND to delay”. The check-box for “Turn on this rule” should be checked. Press FINISH. The message about only working when Outlook is working will appear. You can say OK.
NOTE: You can go to the list of rules and uncheck the box next to the rule if you want to turn it off temporarily.