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How do I retract an email in yahoo mail?

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how do I retract an email in yahoo mail?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry about the issue. Unfortunately, once you have sent an email message, it is instantly sent to the other person's email Inbox, so there is no way to recall / retract it. It is similar that once your postal mail is picked up by the post office, you cannot stop its delivery. Per privacy policy, any email provider (i.e., yahoo, gmail, hotmail, aol, etc.) is not allowed to get into the other person's email Inbox and look through or delete his/her emails. The only thing you can do is to send another email message and ask the person not to read your previous email message, or tell him/her that it was a mistake. When sending any email message, make sure to check carefully both the name and email address of any recipient as some names and addresses are similar.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a way to change the sender name that shows up once the email has been sent?
Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, unfortunately no, anything that has been sent, you cannot change nor edit it. You can only change the sender name before sending an email message. Thank you.

Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.

Here is the official article about this from Yahoo:

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN3595.html

- Basically, for privacy protection, no one can access someone's email account.

Just be careful when sending emails in the future.

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Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.

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