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I understand that once I've sent an email to someone using another service, GMail has no control over it.

Is it possible to revert an email I've sent to another GMail address?

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Nope. Once a mail has been sent it cannot be revoked via Gmail. However, you can delay sending the mail by 5 seconds using the Gmail labs feature for undo. The undo feature lets you revoke your mail within 5 seconds of sending it.

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You can now have 30 seconds delay if you want. – Nifle Aug 22 '10 at 13:48
+1 to that! missed that out. – thunderror Aug 22 '10 at 16:51
But usually 5 is more than enough..! :) – Lipis Aug 22 '10 at 17:03

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