There could be times when you might want to cancel scheduled emails in Outlook. Whether it is the desktop app or the web version of Outlook, there are ways to cancel a scheduled email within moments.
Outlook is one of the best email clients for Windows users, allowing users to use almost any email service available in the market. Among many features and facilities, scheduling email is probably the best one since you can send an email at a predefined time without being near your computer.
However, you might sometimes want to delete or cancel a scheduled email for some reason. There are two main ways to deal with the situation, and your path depends on what you want. Having said that, if you want to delete a scheduled email, the method is different. On the other hand, if you want to send the email right now, you need to go through the other steps. Therefore, it is important to decide what you want to do first.
Note: We have shown the steps in the new Outlook app for Windows PC. As the new app comes with the same interface as the web version of Outlook (outlook.com), you can follow the same steps irrespective of the edition of Outlook client.
How to cancel Scheduled Email in Outlook
To cancel a scheduled email in Outlook, follow these steps:
- Open the Outlook app on your computer.
- Go to the Drafts folder.
- Open the scheduled email you want to cancel.
- Click on the Delete/Discard button.
- Click the OK button.
Before getting started, you must know that this method works when you do not want to send the email at all. In that case, you can simply delete it.
To get started, open the Outlook app on your computer and go to the Drafts folder. For your information, Outlook transfers it to the Drafts folder whenever you schedule an email.
In that folder, you can find the scheduled email. You need to open it and click on the Delete or Discard button.
It should be visible on the right side of your window. Alternatively, you can hover your mouse over the email after opening the Drafts folder, and click on the same icon visible on the right-hand side. Or, you can select the email by ticking the checkbox, and click the Delete button in the top menu bar.
Then, click the OK button on the confirmation window.
Once done, your scheduled email will be removed, and you can find it in the Deleted Items folder.
How to cancel scheduled email in Outlook by sending it now
To cancel a scheduled email in Outlook you may send it right away, by following these steps:
- Open the Outlook app on your PC.
- Switch to the Drafts folder.
- Open the previously scheduled email.
- Click on the Send button.
Before you start with the steps, you should know that this process will send the email immediately instead of following the predefined time.
First, you need to open the Outlook app on your PC and switch to the Drafts folder.
Here, you can find all the previously saved emails. You need to open the desired scheduled email and click on the Send button.
The email will override the timing and be sent immediately.
How do I delete a scheduled email?
You can go through the steps to delete a scheduled email in Outlook or Outlook.com. You can send the email immediately, or you can delete it. To delete the email, you need to open the Drafts folder and click on the Discard button.
Where can I see my scheduled emails in Outlook?
To see your scheduled emails in Outlook, you need to open the Outlook app and go to the Drafts folder. Whether you want to find it in the desktop app or the web version of Outlook, you must open the same folder to find all the scheduled emails. From there, you can delete or customize the email, or you can send it right away.