How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email Messages


Schedule or delay email

Whether it's after an event, a meeting or due to a time zone difference, here are the directions for sending email when you want it to be delivered for these popular programs and services:

  • Gmail web client
  • Gmail Mobile client
  • Yahoo (requires creating an account at, 10 free messages a month)
  • Outlook (web) requires an account at boomerang 10 free messages a month)
  • Outlook (desktop) (related: create a template that automatically includes a send delay for all messages you create and send)
  • Schedule Emails Using Google Sheets (good for sending batches of emails to different people)

The article has complete and clear directions on setting up accounts for the programs and services mentioned, all in one spot.

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Another +1 for Send Later for Thunderbird.

If you use Thunderbird, there is an add-on called Send Later that lets you schedule an unlimited number of emails. You might want to install the Send Later button which is separate, while you're at it

Thanks for the tip, that looks very handy. :)