Recalling an email - can this only be done within a work domain and not externally?

On what basis can an email be recalled?
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Valentina PerezExchange ServersCommented:

You can always recall the email from Outlook but externally the message will not be deleted without them being able to read it. External users will receive a message saying you would like to recall the message.

Which app are you using?

Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
By "recall", do you mean you want to "unsend" an email that has already been sent?  That can't be done.
Valentina PerezExchange ServersCommented:

Yes you can recall in Outlook an email sent. Internally it works but externally they will receive a message that it informs that you would like to recall.

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It's an illusion an email can be recalled. You can only HOPE the other side interprets it correctly (using Outlook) and hope it goes well.
DO NOT COMPLETELY trust this feature!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I get these and I am not in any client work system. The feature does not work this way. The email has been received by me and cannot be recalled.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:

The receipent will only see another email saying that you want to recall an earlier email.
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
To add to everyone else's comment.  The only thing you are doing is raising a RED FLAG that you F#$% up and you want it back.  Even internally this does not work well.  You send a recall e-mail to the recipient and they did not happen to read the email (Great news there). They click on the RECALL message and the original email is removed, but as stated the RED FLAG has been raised.  Now if they user happen to read the e-mail (Damage is done) the e-mail will not be recalled.  

This is a very lame option to even have being that it really does not do what is advertised.

Now if you are in a  Groupwise system this works much better.  You ask the system to recall the e-mail and it does without any notification to the recipients (read or unread)    

Here is a Blog that helps explain Recall in Outlook.

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