Have you ever wished you could delay sending an email in Outlook? For example, you may have wanted to give yourself time to edit it, or you wanted to make sure it was sent at a particular time. Well, there’s good news! You can delay sending an email in Outlook, and it’s easy to do. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to wait to send an email in Outlook so that you can take your time with your message.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook
Assuming you’re using Microsoft Outlook 2010 or later, open up the program and click on “File” in the top left corner. Next, click on “Options” in the drop-down menu. Once the “Outlook Options” window pops up, click on “Delay Delivery” in the “Preferences” tab on the left side of the screen.
Now that you’ve found the correct tab, it’s time to select when you want your email to be sent. Check the box next to “Do not deliver before,” and then use the calendar and drop-down menu to choose the date and time you want your message to go out. If you want your message to go out at a specific time, ensure the “Delivery time:” drop-down menu is set to “Specify.”
Once you have everything set as you want it, click on “Close” in the bottom right corner of the window. Your email will now be saved as a draft until the specified delivery time arrives, at which point it will be sent automatically.
Step 2: Click
If you have composed your email in Outlook, click on the “File” tab. Under the “Info” section on the left-hand side, there should be an option that says “Delay Delivery.” Click on that.
A new window should pop up with delivery options. The first option is to deliver the message later, which is what we want. Next, enter the date and time you would like your email sent. If you’re going to get specific, you can join in seconds.
The second option is to deliver the message by. This is useful if you send an email to someone in a different time zone and don’t want them to receive it super early in the morning. Just enter the date and time you would like your email to be sent no earlier.
The third and final option is to do both of the above. So if you want to send your email later and want it to be sent early enough, then select this option and enter both dates and times.
Once you have selected your desired delivery options, click on the “Close” button at the bottom and click “Send” as usual. Your email will now be scheduled to send at the date and time (or range of dates and times) that you specified!
Step 3: Enter the email address of the recipient in the
The next step is to enter the recipient’s email address in the “To” field. You can also add a subject and message body if you wish. Once you are happy with the message, click on the “Options” tab.
Under the “Options” tab, you will see a “Delay Delivery” section. Click on the checkbox next to “Do not deliver before” and enter the date and time you would like the email to be sent.
Once you have entered all the necessary information, click on the “Send” button to delay sending your email.
Step 4: Enter a subject for your email in the
The next step is to enter your email’s subject in the “Subject” field. This subject will appear in the recipient’s inbox when they receive your email. Once you’ve entered an issue, you can move on to the next step.
Step 5: Click the
Assuming you are using Outlook 2016, click the File tab. Next, click Properties towards the bottom. In the Properties pop-up, click the button labelled Delay Delivery. This will open a new window with delivery options. The only required field here is the delivery date and time. You can also specify additional conditions, such as whether or not to deliver if you’re absent from your computer (known as Out of the Office) or if specific recipients are added or removed from the To line. When you’re finished making your selections, click Close, then Send.
Step 6: Click
Assuming you’re using Microsoft Outlook 2010 or later, open the message you want to delay sending. Click the Options tab. In the More Options group, click Delay Delivery. The Delay Delivery dialogue box appears.
Under Delivery options, check the box next to Do not deliver before. Then click the delivery date and time you want to use.
If you want this message to recur regularly, check the box next to Recurrence… and set your recurrence options.
When you’re done, click Close. Your message will remain in your Outbox until the delivery time arrives, at which point it will be sent automatically.
Step 7: Select
Assuming you have composed your email in Outlook, click on the “File” tab. Under “Info”, click on “Delay Delivery”. In the “Delivery options” section, check the box next to “Do not deliver before”. A drop-down calendar will appear. Select the date and time you want your email delivered, then click “OK”. Your email will now be scheduled to send at the specified time!
Delaying the sending of an email in Outlook is a great way to make sure that you have time to proofread it and add any additional information that you need. It’s also an excellent way to prevent accidentally sending an email before you’re ready. To delay email sending, open the message and click on the “Options” tab. From there, you can select how long you want to delay the sending of the message. Once you’ve chosen, click “OK” and “Send.”
How to Unsend an Email in Outlook
To fix a delayed email in Outlook, check your settings to ensure that the Outgoing server is set correctly. Check the Outbox to make sure that the email is not stuck in the Outbox. If the email is stuck, delete it and try sending it again. If the email is not transmitting, try clearing the Outlook cache and restarting Outlook. If the problem persists, contact your email provider for further assistance.
To set a two-minute delay in Outlook, open the Outlook Options window, select the Mail tab, select the “Send/Receive” button, and then check the box next to “Delay Delivery” and enter the desired delay time in the box next to “Delivery delay” (in minutes).
To delay all outgoing emails in Outlook, go to “File” > “Options” > “Delay Delivery” and check the box next to “Do not deliver before.” specifies the date and time you want the email to be sent. Select “Close” to save your changes.
There can be several reasons for a delay in receiving emails in Outlook. These can include server problems, slow connection speeds, an overcrowded inbox, or an overloaded mail server. Additionally, Outlook may not be set up correctly, or there may be a problem with the Outlook rules setup.
Emma Robinson is a self-proclaimed "tech geek" who loves nothing more than to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the tech world. Emma's love of all things tech began at a young age when she would take apart her family's computers just to see how they worked.