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How to set Delay Delivery for Microsoft Outlook

 

If you've ever sent an email you wish you could recall or perhaps you have an email you want delivered at a later date/time rather than right now, here's how you can delay the delivery of a single or all messages that you send.


For Microsoft Outlook 2010 

Click here for an excellent outline of how to delay delivery of one or all messages in Outlook 2010, including full array of screen shots


For Microsoft Outlook 2007

  1. On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts, and then click New Rule.
  2. Select a template box, , under Start from a Blank Rule, click Check messages after sending, and then click Next.
  3. Select condition(s) list, do not select any check boxes, a confirmation dialog box appears. Click Yes, the rule will be applied to all messages that you send.
  4. Select action(s) list, select defer delivery by a number of minutes.
  5. Edit the rule description (click an underlined value) box, click the underlined phrase a number of and enter 3 minutes.
  6. Click OK, and then click Next.
  7. Do not select any exceptions, click Next.
  8. Call this the ’3 minute Delay Delivery’
  9. Select the Turn on this rule check box.
  10. Click Finish. 

 

For Microsoft Outlook 2003

  1. On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts, and then click New Rule.
  2. Select Start from a blank rule.
  3. Select when messages should be checked box, click Check messages after sending, and then click Next.
  4. Select condition(s) list, do not select any check boxes, a confirmation dialog box appears. Click Yes, the rule will be applied to all messages that you send.
  5. Select action(s) list, select defer delivery by a number of minutes.
  6. Edit the rule description (click an underlined value) box, click the underlined phrase a number of and enter 3 minutes.
  7. Click OK, and then click Next.
  8. Do not select any exceptions, click Next.
  9. Call this the ’3 minute Delay Delivery’
  10. Select the Turn on this rule check box.
  11. Click Finish.

 

 

All the best! 

Steuart Snooks