Thunderbird question...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by glitch44, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    I'm changing over from Outlook 2003 (PC) and I have a Thunderbird (OS X) question:

    In Outlook 2003 I have unchecked "send immediately when connected". This is because I frequently forget to attach a document or remember something after I hit "send". Having the "send/ receive" set to 10 minutes allows me to fix emails.

    Is there a way to do this in Thunderbird?
    All my emails seem to get sent automatically, and I can't find the setting to delay them until the send/ receive time.
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    im confused, after u compose your email, what do you do with it? save as draft?
  3. glitch44 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    In outlook, I hit "send", but it doesn't get sent automatically. It gets sent at the next "Send/receive" cycle (mine is set to 10 minutes so I don't get distracted by email too frequently).

    In thunderbird, I hit "send" and it goes to the server automatically.
    This means I can't correct the email if I made a mistake.

    Anyone know how to change this?
  4. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    oh, try this. an extension can do "send later" for thunderbird

    Update, AFAIK, that button will save ur email to a local "unsent" folder, for now, u need to press a send all unsent button to send it, I will post back if I find anyway to let it do the sending automatically every 10 minutes

    update again, its buggy under mac osx

    crash TB if u have unsent mails when closing/reopen the TB, so let me see if i can find other way to do this
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I used to use that feature on Outlook occasionally...basically let you work on "offline" copies of the Outlook inbox, sent, etc. And then when you sync them, the mail actually sends. Kind of like a cooling off period sometimes, when you want an extra chance to make sure you approve of everything you wrote? I don't bother with it anymore, though.

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