How to Resend an Email in Outlook

Change your message, or send to different recipients

Refresh icon

There are several reasons to resend an email in Outlook:

  • You want to change a message slightly and send it to different people.
  • You want to reuse addresses from a Bcc list.
  • You had a message bounce back to you as undeliverable and want to send it to the correct address.
  • A recipient lost your email and wants you to send it again.

Microsoft Outlook can clone an identical email message for you to send again.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010; and Outlook for Office 365, Outlook for Mac, and Outlook Online.

How to Resend an Email in Outlook for Windows

When you want to resend an email in Outlook, use an existing message as the starting point for a new one.

You can even resend messages you didn't originally send. But, if you do so, be clear to your recipients that you're resending a message you received from someone else.

  1. Go to the Sent Items folder or another folder that contains the email you want to resend.

    The inbox in Outlook with an email highlighted.
  2. Open the message in a separate window.

    To find an email, enter a contact name or email address in the Search box.

    An opened email within Outlook.
  3. In the Message window, select File.

  4. In the left rail, select Info.

    Info options for Outlook.
  5. Select Resend or Recall > Resend This Message.

    The message resend and recall button is highlighted.
  6. A copy of the message appears in a new window. Make any changes you want to the message. For example, change the recipients or wording in the message body.

    To prevent the resent email from being blocked as a forged message by the recipient's email service, change the From email header. Select the From dropdown arrow and choose your email address.

  7. Select Send.

How to Resend an Email in Outlook for Mac

Follow the instructions below to resend an email in Microsoft Outlook for Mac:

  1. Navigate to the account's ​Sent folder.

  2. Right-click the message you want to resend.

    To quickly find an email, enter a keyword in the Search box.

    Searching for an email in Outlook for Mac.
  3. Select Resend.

    Resending a message in Outlook for Mac.
  4. Make any changes you want to the message content. For example, add or delete recipients to send the message to a different group of people.

  5. Select Send​.

​How to Resend an Email in Outlook Mail on the Web (

To resend an email message in Outlook Mail on the Web, you'll need to use a workaround:

  1. Right-click the message you want to resend.

  2. Select Forward.

    Right-clicking on an email to forward in Outlook.
  3. In the To text box, enter the recipients​.

  4. Delete Fw from the beginning of the email's Subject line.

    Entering in addressee details in email in Outlook.
  5. Delete text that was automatically added to the beginning of the original email. This includes empty text, your Outlook Mail on the Web signature, a horizontal line, and the header information (From, Sent, To, and Subject information).

    Deleting forward details for resending an email in Outlook.
  6. Make other changes to the email content, if needed.

    Resending an email in Outlook.
  7. Select Send.