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Delay Delivery of an Email Message Outlook 2013

This guide explains how to delay the delivery of a message you create in Outlook 2013

Sometimes you create a message, but do not want to send the message until later.  Outlook 2013 provides a Delay Delivery feature.


Delaying your message delivery

  1. Start composing a new email message

    Click delay delivery on the ribbon
    • Don't press send
    • Click the Options tab
    • In the More Options group, click Delay Delivery.
  2. The Properties window will appear, with an option checked for Delay Delivery:
    • Beside Do not deliver before: (checked by default), select the date and time you want the message to be delivered.
    • When finished, click Close

    go under delivery and input the date and time.

  3. Return to the email message and click send as usual 
    • The message will be filed in your Outbox until the appropriate time comes to send it.

Undo an Already Delayed Message

After delaying a message, you may decide that you actually want to send the message immediately. This can be done.

  1. Click Outbox on the left and locate the message
  2. Double-click the message to open it
  3. Locate Delay Delivery in Options as you did earlier
    • Uncheck the Do not deliver before box
    • Click OK
    • Click Send to send the message immediately