How to Resend an Email in Outlook

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There are several reasons to resend an email in Outlook. Resend email that you want to change slightly and send to different people. Resend email to reuse addresses from a Bcc: list. Resend email that was bounced back to you as undeliverable. Resend email when the original recipient lost your email and asked for a copy.

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

What Happens When You Resend an Email in Outlook

When you resend an email message, you save time. Microsoft Outlook (on both Windows and Mac) can clone an email message so that you can send it again. This clone is identical to the original message. Edit this message as needed to change the recipients or the message text before you resend it.

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 resend any email, even messages you did not originally send. Be clear to your recipients that you are resending a message you received from another person.

To resend an email message in an IMAP, POP, or Exchange email account using Microsoft Outlook for Windows:

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

    The inbox in Outlook with an email highlighted.
  2. Double-click the message you want to resend to open it in a separate window.

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

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

  4. Go to Info.

    Info options for Outlook.
  5. Select Resend or Recall.

    The message resend and recall button is highlighted.
  6. Select ​Resend This Message.

    Selecting Resend This Message option in Outlook.
  7. A copy of the message appears in a Message window. Make any changes to the message, if desired. For example, change the recipients in the To, ​Cc​, and ​Bcc​ fields.

    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.

  8. Select Send.

How to Resend an Email in Outlook for Mac

To use Microsoft Outlook for Mac to resend an email you sent in an IMAP, POP, or Exchange account:

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

  2. Right-click the email you want to resend in Outlook for Mac.

    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 to the message content as needed. For example, add or delete recipients to resend the message to a different group of people.

  5. Click Send​.

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

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

To resend an email in Outlook Mail on the Web at Outlook.com:

  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 original 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.