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How to schedule an email in Microsoft Outlook


Would you like to find out how to schedule an email in Microsoft Outlook?

From time to time, you may want to schedule the sending of an email to a later point in time. Perhaps you’re working late and want to delay sending until the start of the next working day, or perhaps the email recipient is based in a different time zone, and you want the email to land in their inbox during their working day.

Microsoft Outlook allows you to write the email and then schedule the delivery to a later time.

How do I do this?

Follow the steps below to delay delivery of an email in Microsoft Outlook:

1. Within Microsoft Outlook, write the email as usual.

2. Within the individual email, go to Options > Delay Delivery.

Microsoft Outlook Delay Email Delivery

3. Then tick the box that states, “Do no deliver before” and enter a date and time that you wish to send the email.

4. Press Close. The email will now be sent at the specified date and time.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or

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