Outlook 2003 - Sending Email

Send E-Mail at a Particular Time

SUMMARY: Fool your coworkers into thinking you're working at 2 am by sending e-mail at a later time in Outlook 2003.


There may be times where you want to compose an e-mail message now, but send it at a later time. Perhaps you want the e-mail to be sent during a normally quiet period so it gets more attention, or you may want an e-mail sent after an event has taken place thanking the participants.

1. After composing an e-mail message, click "Options".

2. When the "Options" dialog box appears, check "Do not deliver before".

3. To the right of the checkbox, in the first pull-down, select or enter the date when you want the e-mail sent.

4. In the second pull-down to the right of the checkbox, select or enter the time when you wish the e-mail sent.

5. Click "Close" to close the dialog box.

6. Click "Send" to save your e-mail message.

When performing this operation for the first time, you should test it first by e-mailing a quick message to yourself to ensure the e-mail is not sent until you tell Outlook 2003 to deliver the e-mail.

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