How to Retrieve Sent Email

Sometimes, after sending an email, you may need to retrieve it for purposes such as sending it to someone you forgot to include in the original list of recipients or to print it. Fortunately, most email programs store every email you send within an archive in the program.

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Open the email program on your desktop. If you use a web-based email program such as Gmail or Hotmail, point your web browser to the email provider's website and log into it to access your email.

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Choose the email account (if you have more than one) containing the sent messages you want to retrieve.

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Click on the folder for sent mail. This folder may have different names, so refer to your manual for the correct name.

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Choose the email you want to retrieve. You will then be able to review it, forward it to another recipient or print it.