Ever wanted to know how to unsend email in Gmail?! We’ve all had this happen. We constructed an email, read as we wrote, sounded, and looked good… BAM! SENT!!! Oops!… But immediately after we hit send, we noticed an embarrassing typo. In this short post, not only will we show you step by step how to retract an email, but we have 9 productivity tips, to help speed up your processes and speed up your email marketing strategies. In business time is money!
Sending a less than perfect email to a business client can cost Big Time. It could be the difference between going back to the drawing board or scheduling that much-needed vacation. No worries, my friends, there’s a quick fix. There is a way to unsend emails; but you must enable the feature first, we’ll show you how.
Un-sending emails are just the beginning. We’ll also uncover a few other sneaky Gmail strategies that will increase your efficiency and productivity. The customized email trick is my favorite. This hack is an easy way for you to track incoming emails. It’s great for tracking sales and promotions campaigns. It’s always more than one way to get the job done, read below as we share these quick but time-efficient lessons.
Let’s Dive In…
- Reading Pane
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Customized email (great for tracking)
- Unsend Emails -in Gmail
- Pre-Set Messages
- Multiple Signatures
- Vacation Responder
- Reduce Gmail Space
#1. Reading Pane:
Reading panes makes it easy to read and easier to maneuver through your emails.
Go to your Gmail account
Click on gear settings, top right
Then on “see all settings”
A side panel will appear
Scroll down until you see the reading pane,
Choose your option vertical, horizontal, or split pane
Once there an icon will appear, you can toggle in and out of panes.
#2. Keyboard Shortcut
To really become a pro at using Gmail, you should learn keyboard shortcut keys. In Gmail, if you click on Shift +? this will unlock all the shortcuts. Some of the shortcuts you are familiar with and others you will have to learn.
The shortcuts are separated by a bold line, the top shortcuts are enabled, The lower ones you can tick the button to choose which ones you want to enable.
Setting up templates makes responding to emails easier. Custom-written email responses take longer.
From Gmail look to the far right.
Click on the setting gear, in the top right corner
“See all settings”
From the far left click on advanced
Scroll down to the templates
From the right-hand corner
Click on more option 3 dots
Hover on the template,
2 other boxes will open side by side
Click on save the new template
Enter a new template name
Type in your description
Save your new template
Click on your next message
click on replay
Scroll down the bottom right
Go to save the template
Click on your saved message
It automatically inserts into your message.
#4. Customize Emails
Customizing emails is an accurate tool to track where your emails are originating from.
Many small business owners are paying a mint just to learn where the highest percentage of traffic comes from. When using this customization process you will know exactly where your traffic is coming from via the identifying customized URL.
The all-mighty Google has a few loopholes in its Gmail system. One is you can alter your email address in a few ways that won’t cause your message to return undeliverable.
You can place a (.) between any of the words because Google doesn’t’ recognize periods
Secondly, you can add text after the +sign before the @ sign.
#5. Unsend Email in Gmail
To unsend message in Gmail: You have up to 30 seconds to
Undo your sent message. Follow the simple steps below.
Click on the gear settings,
Next on “see all setting”
Under the General tab
Scroll down to Unsend email
Change from the default 5-30 seconds
After the un- send go to the setting icon in far-right
View “all settings” under the general tab. Click on undo send
It’s automatically set on default; 5 minutes,
you can reset the time delay; change to 30 seconds.
Compose your message, on the prompt at the bottom,
hit unsend, make corrections, then resend.
#6. Pre-Set Messages
You can pre-set messages. If you prefer your message to arrive at a certain time, you can pre-set it. Why would you want to present messages?… it’s one of those simple marketing tactics that could pay off. I can tell you about the last 2 times I used the pre-set message option.
I needed to respond to an email but didn’t want to send it on a Friday, Mainly, because I knew it won’t be viewed until Tuesday. So, I pre-set the message on Sunday for Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Normally, that’s a good time just before lunch and active online.
Another time I wanted an email to arrive early in the morning. An early arriving email gives a different perception… and perception is reality. I remember how I felt after receiving an early email from one of my mentors…I felt SPECIAL!!! lol!!! But a creative email subject line gets it open.
To schedule an email.
Look below for the send button
Click on the down arrive
Schedule send pop-ups
Pick your date and time.
Click on schedule.
To see all your scheduled messages, look to the left and click on schedule. Here your scheduled messages are stored. If you need to edit your message you can click on resend make changes then click on schedule.
#7 Multiple Signatures:
Go to (top right corner) Gmail and click on settings, icon gear
From settings, from the toolbar click general
Scroll down to create a new signature, name your signature
Create your signature.
There you fill in your info you can add a photo and any other formatting options you like.
Hit save changes after you finish.
Follow the same instructions, to create multiple signatures.
#8 Vacation Responder
Planning a vacation and don’t wait to miss any message? you can send out an autoresponder message to inform your contact list that you will be out of the office or on vacation.
From the top right, click on the gear icon.
From there click on “see all settings”
Under the General tab, scroll down to the bottom you will see the vacation responder.
Here you can set your messages, departure, and return times.
#9 Reduce Gmail Space
Reduce your Gmail space. Your space is shared across Gmail, Drive, and photos.
From the top search field, click on the down arrow.
Search for file sizes larger than 10 MB. 10 MB is a large file.
If there are no longer needed, delete them.
To be proactive, oppose to sending attachments through Gmail
send them via drive. Drive is cloud-based therefore won’t,
eat up your Gmail space. Just click on the drive icon
at the bottom where the paper clip is and choose from there.
You can even edit your docs in drive and not have to worry about
Conclusion: There are many more productivity tips that will help you save time, hence money.
However, once you start to learn these and others, you will be amazed at how useful they can be.
A few of my favorites from the above list are:
Please share which ones you like and use the most. And if you have any productivity tricks you use on a regular.
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