Outlook: Delay the delivery of an emailMarch 26, 2012
Did you know that you can delay the delivery of an email so that it’s sent at a time and date of your choosing? Very handy if you have an announcement you want to make at a particular time/date, or if want to sit on your response for a while (though I strongly suggest you use the Drafts folder for that type of email!)
Here’s how in Outlook 2007 and 2010:
- Click New E-mail as you would for any new email message.
- On the new message window, you’ll see a custom ribbon specific to that email. Click the Options tab.
- Go to the More Options group, and click Delay Delivery.
- Complete the details on the Properties window, then click Close.
- Click Send as usual — the message will sit in your Outbox until the time/date you specified, when it will be sent.
While this is a handy feature, there are some issues with it. For details on those, see: http://office-watch.com/t/n.aspx?a=1681
[Links last checked March 2012]