Here’s a good reason to read the comments at AVC. You learn things.
On Monday I wrote a post about sending stuff to the wrong people and a number of folks in the comments explained that there is a Google labs feature called Undo Send that holds your “sent mail” for up to 30 seconds before it actually sends it.
I immediately added it to my gmail and feel safer now knowing I have it. I have not used it yet, but I am sure I will.
Here’s how to add it.
Go to gmail settings, then click on the Labs tab and find “Undo Send” and click enable:
Save that change.
Then in the general tab, you will see this:
You can set the cancellation period to anything between 5 seconds and 30 seconds. Save that change too.
I’m honestly not sure why this isn’t a standard feature in Gmail. It seems so useful.