I don’t know if this ever happened to you, but it certainly happened to me. I sent an email to the wrong person. Lucky for me, it was a harmless email. I fortunately didn’t disclose any private information or give out any personal records.
I learned a valuable lesson. Don’t be so quick to click the “send” button. Check the name, the subject matter, and the content of the body copy. Focus, pause, then “send.”
That should do the trick. If it doesn’t, use Gmail. It will help safeguard you. Gmail has a feature to “unsend” an email. All you have to do is click the gear at the top right hand corner of your email page. Then go to Settings. There us an “Undo Send” option under the “general” tab. Click on it and then choose a cancellation period of 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
From my experience, pick the longest option. It’s always better to go with the longest possible option. To find out some other really clever Gmail tricks, click here. Techlicious, a popular tech site, covered the topic recently.