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How To Resend Emails In Gmail?

We’ve all been there. Oops! After hitting send on that important email, you suddenly realize that you forgot to attach a document or there might be a sneaky typo hiding in the subject line. Thankfully, Gmail offers a handy solution: resending emails.

But how to resend an email in Gmail? In this blog post, we will discuss some effective methods for resending emails the right way.

Why Would You Resend an Email in Gmail?

There are several reasons why you might consider resending an email in Gmail.

  • It’s possible that you might come across a typo, factual error, or missing information in the original email. When you resend, you can correct any errors and make sure that everyone has the correct information.
  • Perhaps in your first message, you overlooked including a crucial file (or) photo. When you resend the email, you have the chance to include the attachment that was missing.
  • Someone who wasn’t included in the original email may need the same information to be shared. When you resend a message, you can easily reuse the content and just update the recipient’s address, which saves you time.
  • Sometimes a congested inbox (or) technical difficulties might have caused the recipient to miss your email. By resending the email, you can grab their attention once again. (Please exercise discretion when using this approach to prevent coming across as overly assertive.)
  • If you have a well-written email that received a favorable reaction, you may send it again using a new recipient or as a template for similar situations.

Email clients often provide a button that lets you hasten the process, regardless of the purpose behind it. Unfortunately, Gmail does not offer this as a feature. Read on to know how you can resend an email in Gmail.

How to Resend Emails in Gmail?

Method-1: Copy & Paste

If you ever find yourself needing to send an email again, but with a few changes, this method is perfect for you. It allows you to easily reuse the content of a previous email and make any necessary modifications before hitting send.

1) Head over to your “Sent” folder in Gmail. To locate this, simply click on the “Sent” label located on the left-hand side menu.

Gmail sent folder

2) Search (or) scroll through your sent emails to find the one you want to resend.

3) Open the email and copy the entire body of the message.

4) Click on the “Compose” button to create a new email.

Gmail compose-Desktop

5) Simply paste the content you copied into the body of the new email. Now you can edit the message, add attachments, or change the subject line as needed.

Gmail compose window- Desktop

6) In the “To” field, enter the email address(es) of the recipient(s).

7) Click the “Send” button to send your modified email after reviewing everything.

Well, this method is super fast and efficient for making small changes.

Method-2: Using Forward option

If your email has attachments, forwarding is a great option. Below is an outline of the steps:

1) Go to your “Sent” emails folder.

Gmail sent folder

2) Find the email you wish to resend and open it.

3) Click the “Forward” button located at the bottom right corner of the email window.

Gmail forward option- Desktop

4) In the new composition window, you can edit the subject line and recipient address, or remove any unnecessary forwarded message text.

Gmail forwarding- Desktop

5) Ensure the attachments you want to resend are still included.

6) Click “Send” to send the email with attachments to the desired recipient(s).

While this method does provide more flexibility for making changes and choosing who receives the message, it does involve a few additional steps compared to the “Resend” function.

Method-3: Using Reply

1) Head over to your “Sent” folder and find the email you want to resend.

2) Click “Reply.”

Gmail reply button- Desktop

3) Edit the subject line and recipient address, or remove any unnecessary forwarded message text.

Gmail reply- Desktop

4) Click “Send.”


How do I resend an email I already sent?

No worries! Gmail doesn’t have a direct resend button, but you can fix it!  Just find the email in your “Sent” folder, then either “Reply” (for minor edits) or “Forward” (for new recipients or attachments) and send it again.

Is “resend” the same as “cancel”?

Nope! Resend means the opposite of cancel. When you resend an email, you’re sending it again, possibly with some tweaks. Cancelling would stop the email from ever reaching the recipient.

How do you politely resend an email?

Reply to your original email and explain you forgot something (attachment, info). Briefly mention the resend for clarity and hit send! It’s quick and keeps things professional.


That wraps up our crash course on resending emails in Gmail! Now you have the skills to handle those typos, missing attachments, and new recipients like a pro. So next time you hit send a little too quickly, don’t panic – just grab your coffee, follow these tips, and get your email back on track! Remember, sending your message again at the right moment can be really helpful. It can save you a lot of time and make sure that the intended recipient gets the message with all the necessary details.

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