Delaying the delivery of an email

Office 365 / SharePoint Blog

Your co-worker is out of the office, and you need to send them something in an email. Do you wait for them to come back and hope you remember to send the email? Do you keep it in your drafts folder and then hit send when they come back? Do you send it now and have it appear in the long list of emails for when they return?

Or… do you write the email now, and then use the delay delivery feature so they won’t receive it until they come back?

The delay delivery feature is a great tool to make sure the email leaves your draft folder, but also make sure your co-worker doesn’t get inundated with the non-urgent type of messaging while they are out on vacation.

Here’s how to do it.

Delay the delivery of a single message

  • In the message, on the Options tab, in the More Options group, click Delay Delivery.
  • Click Message Options.
  • Under Delivery options, select the Do not deliver before check box, and then click the delivery date and time that you want.
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