Only if there were few unpleasant things than that sinking feeling I experience after accidentally sending an unintended e-mail to unintended recipients. One fatal click can make the next day at School/College/Work incredibly awkward!
With a user base of 10,00 active users unSend.it is doing an amazing job. Let see how it works:
Using the service is pretty quick and easy. It took me less than five minutes to set up my account and start sending emails from my Outlook account via UnSend.it servers.
|Test 1: unSend.it has Self Destruct Feature!|
|Test 2: Self Destructed email!|
The website has a step-by-step guide to setup your account and get started. You can use UnSend.it from their own dashboard via their website (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! Inc. etc.)
Pictures embedded in e-mails are fetched from a server remotely, a function UnSend.it takes full advantage of. When you send an e-mail through the service, you’re really creating an image file of whatever text you’ve typed –unSend.it converts your message into a JPEG and embeds it in the e-mail body. That allows you, of course, to “unsend” a message by generating a new image.
|Test 2: Unsend Feature!|
|Test 2 : Confirm unSend!|
|Test 2: The mail isn’t visible now!|
UnSend.it takes the concept to its logical limit, allowing you to edit the message, too. And the service even injects tracking code into the images, allowing you to see whether or not they’ve been read.
Many inboxes are set to block images by default, a configuration many recipients won’t be willing or able to toggle. And sending image-based e-mails instead of text, not to mention e-mails with a conspicous, unremovable signature advertising UnSend.it as “Regret-Free Emailing,” might make your motives understandably suspect. Though you can upgrade your account and remove the Advertising.
UnSend.it has tried to address this issue. When I sent an email using UnSend.it to my Gmail account that blocks images, it shows a notification, “If you don’t see the message click “Display images” or Click here [link removed] to view the text version.”
There’s one more problem, The recipient could still see the email in their inbox along with the subject line. However, all content from the body of the email, including attachments, are deleted.
UnSend.it claims to use “end-to-end encryption” and promises to provide the most secure server technology. Another cool feature of UnSend.it is the self-destruct option. It allows emails to disappear after the recipient reads the email. Overall, UnSend.it has a lot of features that a lot of people would find useful, including me!
Undeniably the idea is a good one, if not very original, but honestly, UnSend.it does quite manage to live up to the promise of preventing the awkwardness!
Until the emergence of a fully functional “unsending” service, I personally suggest triple-checking the sender field on your next particularly sensitive e-mail for good measure.
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