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Author Topic: send email after some delay  (Read 2365 times)

kalos

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send email after some delay
« on: January 03, 2012, 07:15:41 AM »
hello!!

in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, I want two buttons to appear in the 'compose email' window:
"Send"
and
"Send after some delay" (the delay can be a default delay or I can customize it in each email I send)

is it possible?

thanks!

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 01:19:37 PM »
This probably isn't very helpful, but Gmail can do something like this already. It gives you a few seconds to "Undo Send" in case you want to change something.

Gmail Undo Send.png

You can find/enable it in Gmail Labs from the Settings page.


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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 01:47:57 PM »
the problem is that I am limited to Outlook :S

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 01:55:56 PM »
Unsend only works if the receiving server wants to let it (most don't...). So unless Gmail is intentionally tarpit-ing their outbount mail...that "feature" is a crap shoot.

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 02:05:27 PM »

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 02:35:17 PM »
http://www.howtogeek...fter-sending-emails/

Might be worth a look...

thanks, however I already know this and the problem I encounter is actually this:
del.png

I want to choose each time, by clicking the appropriate button ("Send now", "Send after 5 minutes", "Send after minutes you specify")

maybe an add-on exists?

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 02:53:28 PM »
This Office.com article might help

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 12:46:27 PM »
Unsend only works if the receiving server wants to let it (most don't...). So unless Gmail is intentionally tarpit-ing their outbount mail...that "feature" is a crap shoot.

When the feature is enabled, Gmail intentionally delays the sending of the e-mail for a few seconds.


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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 04:59:55 PM »
Unsend only works if the receiving server wants to let it (most don't...). So unless Gmail is intentionally tarpit-ing their outbount mail...that "feature" is a crap shoot.

When the feature is enabled, Gmail intentionally delays the sending of the e-mail for a few seconds.

Which loosely qualifies as tar-pitting. But OP mentioned they're using Outlook which Google may not honor requests from. Historically unsend is iffy outside of a closed system because the receiving server can (and typically does) refuse the delete request.

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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 10:56:33 PM »
Unsend only works if the receiving server wants to let it (most don't...). So unless Gmail is intentionally tarpit-ing their outbount mail...that "feature" is a crap shoot.

When the feature is enabled, Gmail intentionally delays the sending of the e-mail for a few seconds.

Which loosely qualifies as tar-pitting. But OP mentioned they're using Outlook which Google may not honor requests from. Historically unsend is iffy outside of a closed system because the receiving server can (and typically does) refuse the delete request.

I'm not really intending on dragging this thread off topic, and you seem much more knowledgeable about this than I am, but I just thought what Google did with Undo Send was to put your mail on a delay timer so that it wasn't sent at all until after the time you had to "Undo Send" had passed. I didn't think it actually sent it immediately and then tried to take it back if you pressed the undo button.


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Re: send email after some delay
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 08:27:15 AM »
I would still need two buttons  :-\, a "send" and a "send later", is it possible?