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Outlook’s Delay Delivery/Send Later Option

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Does remote work have you working non-traditional hours, and you wish you could schedule something to send in the morning instead of 10 pm? Do you want to write something today, but want to have it sent in a few days? Outlook makes that possible with the Delay Delivery/Send Later option!

Windows Users:

  1. Draft an email as usual.
  2. Click the Options menu.
  3. Click Delay Delivery on the Outlook Ribbon.
  4. Under Delivery Options, choose your desired date and time.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Click Send.

The email is now in your Outbox folder. You can edit the Send options by double-clicking the email in your Outbox folder, clicking Options, clicking Delay Delivery, and changing the date/time if you do it before the time you specified the email be sent.

Mac Users:

  1. Draft an email as usual.
  2. Click the down arrow on the Send icon.
  3. Choose Send Later.
  4. Choose your desired date and time.
  5. Click Send.

The email is now in your Drafts folder. You can edit the Send options by selecting the email in your Draft folder, clicking Cancel Send, then Yes if you do it before the time you specified the email to be sent. This opens the email so you can send it immediately or choose a new date/time.