Sending Recurring Emails

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  1. WCNEO, Jun 12, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016

    WCNEO macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2015
    Hey All,

    Another weird problem I am coming across. To make a long story short I have an Exchange email address and I want to schedule sending a recurring email to a specific email address for one day a week. I do not want to schedule an appointment, or calendar invite, just a simple plain email. I use Microsoft Outlook at work on a laptop that runs Windows which has this function, but that laptop is provided by my school (I'm a teacher) and has been returned for the summer, and the Outlook for my home Mac laptop of course does not have this function and I do not have access to another laptop that runs Windows. I have tried using Mail to see if it has a similar function, it does not, and the Mail add-on MailButler (which was once SendLater) does not provide this function as well. I have even gone as far as placing the following AppleScript:

    tell application "Microsoft Outlook"

    set OutgoingEmail to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:"TEST", content:"Happy Sunday, I was wondering if everything was ok. I just wanted to make sure that you are able to do what you need to do. Have a great day. Thanks, BS "}

    make new recipientat OutgoingEmail with properties {email address:{name:"BS",

    send message id (id of OutgoingEmail)

    end tell

    Into outlook as a work around, but I do not like the formatting of the message in the "content" due to there being no spaces or breaks in the greetings.

    So, does anyone know of any good add-on for Mail or a better email software (paid or free) that works on Mac and allows me to create recurring emails?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
  3. WCNEO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2015
    Hey robgendreau, thank for the reply. I downloaded the free trial of Mail Act-On and messed around with it and it seems all it does is delay a single email, rather than schedule an email to be sent during recurring days. For example, what I want to be able to do is on Mondays have a Monday email to be sent on all Mondays until I disable the feature, then on Tuesdays have a Tuesday email sent on all Tuesdays until I disable the feature, etc.

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