Delay sending email in Outlook

Overview

Learn how to schedule sending an email message for a future time.

The Schedule Send feature is available to UOmail users through the Outlook 365 desktop applications for Windows and macOS, and Outlook on the web.

Table of contents

Windows

Please Note: For this feature to work in the Windows application, Outlook must remain open until the message is sent. If you'd like to schedule send with your computer off, we recommend using Outlook on the web.
  1. While composing a message, select the More options arrow from the Tags group in the Ribbon.
    More Options (from Tags in the Ribbon menu)

  2. Under Delivery options, select the Do not deliver before check box, and then click the delivery date and time you want.
    Mail Delivery Options menu
  3. Click Close.
  4. When you're done composing your email message, select Send.

After you click Send, the message remains in the Outbox folder until the delivery time.

If you decide later that you want to send the message immediately, do the following:

  1. Switch to the Outbox folder.
  2. Open the delayed message.
  3. Select the More options arrow from the Tags group in the Ribbon.
  4. Select More Options to set a delivery delay.
  5. Under Delivery options, clear the Do not deliver before check box.
  6. Click Close and send.

macOS

When you have completed drafting a message:

  1. Select the icon next to the Send button in the upper-left corner, then select Schedule Send.
    Schedule Send option (in the Outlook Send Menu; macOS)
  2. A small dialog box will appear. Enter in the desired date and time, then select Send.
    Choose a date and time then select Send.
  3. The message will go to your Drafts folder and it will send the message at your appointed time.

If you decide later that you want to send the message immediately, do the following:

  1. Switch to the Drafts folder.
  2. Open the delayed message. 
  3. Select the Send button.

Outlook on the web

Sign in to UOmail, then draft your message.

When you have completed drafting a message:

  1. Select the small down arrow next to the Send button.
  2. The Schedule Send option will appear.
    Select the Send menu, then Schedule Send
  3. Once Schedule Send is selected, choose the date and time you wish to send your message, then select Send.
  4. The message will appear in the Drafts folder of your account with the date and time attached to it. 

If you decide later that you want to send the message immediately, do the following:

  1. Switch to the Drafts folder.
  2. Open the delayed message.
  3. Select the Send button.

Details

Article ID: 134048
Created
Mon 7/12/21 10:42 AM
Modified
Sun 9/25/22 7:44 PM