How to Schedule emails in Outlook for delivery at a later date

February 20, 2010

Have you ever wanted to compose an email, then leave your computer unattended and have it automatically sent later? Did you ever wished to be the first to say Happy Birthday to someone, without having to wait until midnight to write the email? If the answer is yes, the Outlook email scheduler is for you.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Create, reply or forward an email message.On the Outlook edit message window, after you compose the email, instead of clicking on “Send”, go to “View->Options”.
  2. On the Delivery Options frame, enable the option “Do not deliver before:”.A date-time picker menu will be enabled, so you can select and schedule the date and time when the message should be sent to the receiver.

  3. Then close the Options menu and send the message.The email will be stored to your Outbox folder and Outlook will send it when the date and hour will match the schedule.