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Outlook 2010 - Delay or Schedule Sending Email Messages

This article explains how to delay the delivery of one or many messages in Outlook 2010.

Delay the delivery of a single message

  1. In the window of the message you would like to delay, in the Options tab, click Delay Delivery.
    Delay Delivery Button in Options Tab

  2. Under Delivery Options select Do not deliver before: and choose the date and time you would like the message sent.

    Delivery Options Properties Window

  3. Click Close.
  4. When you finish your message and send it, it will stay in your outbox until the time you specified.

Delay the delivery of all messages

  1. On the File click Manage Rules and Alerts.
  2. Click New Rule.
    Outlook Rules and Alerts Window

  3. Select Apply rule on messages I send, then click Next.
    Outlook Rules Wizard

  4. Select any conditions you want (these determine which messages will be delayed), then click Next. If you do not select any conditions, a dialog will appear, confirming that you want this rule applied to all messages. Click Yes.
    Outlook Rules Wizard Condition Settings

  5. Select defer delivery by a number of minutes. Under Step 2, click on a number of minutes.
    Outlook Rules Wizard Action Settings

  6. Choose the amount of time (up to 120 minutes) you would like to delay delivery by and click OK, and then click Next.
    Deferred Delivery Pop-Up Window

  7. Select any exceptions you want, then click Next.
  8. Name the rule, and select the Turn on this rule checkbox, then click Finish.
    Outlook Rules Wizard Finish Page

Keywords:xmail, postpone   Doc ID:27516
Owner:Dan K.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-11-29 14:50 CDTUpdated:2017-05-22 09:40 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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