Sending Recurring Emails

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

    WCNEO macrumors newbie

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    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",
    address:"DS@BS.com"}}

    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 68030

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  3. WCNEO thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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