We have several projects—newsletters, monthly magazine inserts, web site updates, and email campaigns to name a few—that require we send out emails on a certain date and time to get the information we need from our clients. To make sure we don’t overlook sending out important email reminders, we use [amazon-product text=”Microsoft Outlook 2007″ type=”text”]B000HCXKLC[/amazon-product] to do some of the heavy lifting for us.
[amazon-product text=”Outlook 2007″ type=”text”]B000HCXKLC[/amazon-product] has an interesting feature that is overlooked by many, but has the potential to make your life exponentially easier. You can schedule your emails for delivery in the future.
In our office, when we start a new project, or begin a new production year, we draft reminder emails for all the milestones related to the project, schedule the date for delivery, hit send and forget about it. Well, we don’t forget about it. We just rest assured that we won’t get distracted and overlook important communication with our clients.
Scheduling Email Delivery in Microsoft Outlook
You can schedule email delivery using [amazon-product text=”Microsoft Outlook 2007″ type=”text”]B000HCXKLC[/amazon-product] by
1. Drafting a new email.
2. In the Options Tab, selecting Delay Delivery.
3. In the Message Options window that appears, indicating the date and time you would like your email to be delivered.
4. Clicking Close.
5. Clicking Send.
That’s all there is to it. (No Kidding!)
I can almost read your mind. I bet you’re saying to yourself, “But what if I need to edit the email content, change the delivery date, or just delete it. No problem, you’ll find it in your Outbox waiting to for the date and time you schedule before the email distributes itself. Simply go to your Outbox and double-click on the message to edit or delete.
If you use an older version of Outlook, you can still schedule your emails when sending them by following similar steps.
I’m a big believer in allowing your software to do the heavy lifting for you. Do you have suggestions for increasing your efficiency in Outlook? Let us know in the comments.
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