Better delayed delivery
Delayed delivery should work even when the desktop version of outlook is not open. If I need to sent an email early in the morning, but it won't be delivered until I open Outlook again, what is the point? Basically defeats the purpose of delayed delivery....
In June 2020 the "send later" feature was finally added to Outlook Web Access (OWA) so this means that the infrastructure for delayed delivery is now server-side, which is good news. It would make sense to get Outlook Desktop to now use this new server-side delay-send functionality too.
Basically, we should be able to "delay send" from Outlook Desktop and have the email uploaded from our Desktop and sit in the outbox on the Exchange server, ready to send at the allocated time - just like OWA does. This will save us having to have our computer open at the right time to have the delayed emails send.
Yes, We had all good points here. Delayed delivery could be server function, once you place the message into Outbox for delayed delivery it could be synced to the server side and sent as configured regardless email client status.
Gmail has this already. Why doesn't Outlook?
Delayed delivery should definitely work even when the desktop version of outlook is not open. It seems a pointless feature to have without this being enabled. I'm very surprised it's not already been looked at.
I want to send a reply email, but I would like the response to be sent at a later time.
Please change the default time on the delay send to 8:00 am vs. 5:00 pm. Who delays an email to be sent at 5:00 pm? Most people want to work at night and not send the email to their boss or co-workers at 11 pm.
Any update on this? it's 2020. Does this third party service work?
Toby Campbell commented
As we better attend to keeping email work during work hours, Outlook needs to set the standard for delayed delivery of email and calendar items. Think of delay send as a CRITICAL component.
Some specific thoughts to meet that goal:
1. if I'm working outside of work hours, make it easy for me to send on a delay all the work I do that, for example, weekend.
1b. you might allow me to tell Outlook my work hours and have it default to delay send any email that is composed after hours.
2. delay send should be EASY to access, for example from the send button, not as an option several clicks away.
3. once sent, those emails should go without my having to connect my laptop. this is especially important when I'm travelling.
4. HELP me with time zones! When I'm working internationally, I want Outlook to help me send my messages during regular work hours.
Kamal Ratnakar commented
Include the Delay Delivery option to send the reply/saved/draft mails at a particular time that has to scheduled at the time of replying/saving/drafting that mail.
Love the feature for the mac client. Please include it for Windows as well.
Jamie Butterworth commented
I completely agree with Joakim, this can be a pain. Currently I use a plug in called Boomerang but it does come with a cost.
With this being a 21st century necessity, it would be great to see this in Outlook natively
Geers, Ben commented
Something like what is currently done on Outlook for Mac would be helpful and more convenient.
Joakim Näsström commented
We have a policy at my company that we should not send emails after working hours to minimize stress at work. But this forces me to do just that! I need to bring the computer home with me because of commuting and having Outlook open and connected to the internet is not always possible and cannot guarantee emails going away in the morning.
If this worked properly, this would not be a problem. I know disabling Cached Exchange Mode does the trick, but we are not allowed to change this option!
Eduardo Gandelman Kibel commented
I agree. For years (over 5 years) I've been trying to use this feature without any luck. Amazes me that Microsoft, a huge corporation as it is, does not perform proper testing of its tools.
This is a feature that should work just fine and it is a very needed one. Several times I prepare emails that my customers, for several reasons, do not want to receive too early in time. So I schedule to get it delivered a few days later in the week, and BINGO, it does not work!
I support you in this complaint and would like to have Microsoft fix this once and for all.