Sending a Delayed Email

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mac 2005, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

    Apr 1, 2005
    If I use Outlook to delay the sending of an email until a specified time, I can subsequently delete the message from the outbox and prevent the message from being sent? Or does it go out regardless?

    I'm trying a test now, but I'm hoping for an expert opinion. I couldn't seem to find anything on a Google search, but I didn't get beyond the first page -- the entries talked about how to set it up but didn't mention how to cancel it after the fact.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Outlook Mac? Outlook PC? Outlook Express?

    If the Delivery is delayed from your desktop mail client, it stays in your outbox until the next Send and Receive after your delivery time specified. Therefore, if you manually delete it from your outbox, it will not be sent.

    If you are using a POP3 mail system, your machine must be left on and Outlook running in order to send.

    If you are using a corporate Exchange Server, or an IMAP system, YMMV and you should check the documentation.

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