How To Schedule An Email

How To Schedule An Email?

If you need to compose and send an email to be sent at a good time for a client in a different region/time zone, you can consider scheduling it. The benefits of scheduling an email are many, and one of them includes making you, the sender, appear as insightful or thoughtful to a business client or friend. With scheduling, you do not need to worry about sending a draft which you saved earlier. 

How To Schedule An Email In Outlook

Scheduling Outlook emails is easy. Follow these guidelines to learn how to get started.

  • Step : 1 Open MS Outlook and choose the New Email option.
  • Step : 2 When the New Email window opens, compose the email and enter a recipient email address for this email.
  • Step : 3 Check the email contents and edit typographical errors. Click the Options tab and choose Delay Delivery.
  • Step : 4 Navigate to the Properties dialog box Delivery options click the ‘Do not deliver before’ checkbox.
  • Step : 5 Select the date and time for the email and click Close. Click Send.

How To Schedule Recurring Emails In Outlook

Follow these guidelines to schedule a recurring email in MS Outlook.

  • Step : 1 Launch MS Outlook on your computer. Navigate to the Actions menu and click New Task.
  • Step : 2 Click Tools Forms Design This Form Form button View Code.
  • Step : 3 The code editor opens. 
  • Step : 4 Enter ‘Sub Item_PropertyChange(ByVal Name) Select Case Name Case "Status" if Item.Status = 2 then '2 = Completed Set NewItem = Application.CreateItem(0) NewItem.To = "" NewItem.Recipients.ResolveAll NewItem.Subject = "This is the subject text" NewItem.Body = "This is the message body." NewItem.Display End IF End Select End Sub’ without the opening and closing quotes.
  • Step : 5 Important Note: In the above code, substitute your recipient’s email address for the ‘NewItem.To’ text, your subject for the ‘NewItem.Subject’ text, and the body of the message for the ‘NewItem.Body’ text. 
  • Step : 6 Go to the Script Editor’s File menu and click Close.
  • Step : 7 Select Tools Forms Publish Form.
  • Step : 8 Navigate to Look in Tasks enter the word ‘Reminder’ in the Form Name and Display Name fields click Publish.
  • Step : 9 Return to the File menu and click Close without saving the changes.
  • Step : 10 Now, the custom form has been published. You can use it to create a recurring task by following these steps.
  • Step : 11 Go to the Tasks folder, navigate to Actions New Reminder key in the subject line for this task. In the Due Date section, pick a date from the calendar. Click the Reminder checkbox.
  • Step : 12 Click Recurrence found in the Actions menu and set how frequently the recurring reminder email needs to appear. Click Save Close. 

How To Schedule An Email In Outlook Mac

Follow these guidelines to schedule an email to be sent later in Outlook on a Mac computer.

  • Step : 1 Open MS Outlook on your Mac computer and type a new email.
  • Step : 2 After verifying the contents of the email, click the Send drop-down button.
  • Step : 3 Set a time and date for the email.
  • Step : 4 Click Send. Even if Outlook is not opened on your Mac computer on the scheduled date, the message will be sent.

How To Schedule An Email In Gmail 

Scheduling Gmail emails no longer requires a 3rd party app with Gmail’s latest scheduling feature. Follow these guidelines to learn how you can schedule Gmail emails.

  • Step : 1 Open Gmail on your computer’s web browser and compose a new email.
  • Step : 2 Click the Send drop-down button and click Schedule Send. 
  • Step : 3 Pick a date from the list or click ‘Pick date & time’ to choose your preferred date and time.
  • Step : 4 If you choose ‘Pick date & time,’ the calendar opens. Select a specific date and time and then click ‘Schedule send.’

How To Schedule Email In Gmail App   

Here are the guidelines to schedule emails in the Gmail app.

  • Step : 1 Open the Gmail app on your Android device and tap the colorful + icon to compose a new email.
  • Step : 2 Enter a subject, recipient email address and email body.
  • Step : 3 Locate the three-dot icon in a vertical arrangement at the top and tap.
  • Step : 4 Touch the ‘Schedule send’ option and choose the date & time for sending the email.
  • Step : 5 This email will be sent at the date and time which you set. 

How To Schedule Email In Thunderbird

Follow these guidelines to schedule emails in Mozilla Thunderbird.

  • Step : 1 Open any browser and navigate to ‘’ Look for the ‘Send Later’ extension and right-click ‘Continue to Download.’ Make sure that you download the Send later Thunderbird 3.1 version. 
  • Step : 2 Choose the ‘Save link as’ option from the list and select a destination folder for the extension. Navigate to Thunderbird Tools Add ons Install Choose the extension which you downloaded . Restart the Thunderbird application.
  • Step : 3 Compose the email in Thunderbird and press CTRL, SHIFT & ENTER at the same time. The time & date window pops up. Choose the date and time and click ‘Send at specified time.’ 
  • Step : 4 This completes the scheduled email procedure in Thunderbird.
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