This post brought to you by Unsend It, LLC. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer.
Have you ever pressed the send key and immediately shrieked when you realized that you had “replied all” with your snarky email instead of to just that one person you meant to select? Or have you ever sent an important email and noticed it was full of typos or noticed you attached a picture of your cute dog Skippy instead of the text document you intended to send? Sure, you can send another email, but it’s too late at that point because the recipient has seen your snide remarks or poorly typed attempt at passing along needed information. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just unsend it or fix the original? That’s a pie-in-the-sky dream, right? Wrong!
unSend.it is a service that lets you unsend an email before and even after it’s read by the recipient. unSend.it works with your existing email address and client (Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, and others). You just create an account at unSend.it, then set up your current email address to use unSend.it as a send-only server. Your recipients will only see your normal email address, so you don’t have to worry that your communications will end up caught in a spam filter because the address is unrecognized. With unSend.it, you can unsend or edit sent email at any time, even after it’s been read; you can also unsend or edit sent attachments at any time. You can have unSend.it automatically notify you when your emails are read, and there’s even a mode to have an email “self-destruct” after it’s read – very important for those “Mission Impossible” games!
The standard (free) service has all the functionality of a premium paid account ($5 / month) except with advertising in the signature line. You can learn more at the unSend.it site, and you can start the easy sign-up process there, too.
Imagine a world in which you no longer have to explain to Gertrude that you were only joking when you called her mincemeat pie so vile it could kill you! You were simply trying to tell Hortense that the pie was to die for! Darn those stupid reply-all buttons…