Small Business Tech Tip: Create an Email and Delay Sending It

Our Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Andy Lark is full of good information (well, most of the time J) Below is a productivity tip he recently shared on his blog – The Daily Lark. I use this one and thought maybe you could benefit as well.

A great way to follow-up on issues and ideas in the future is to create an email and delay the sending of it.  Unlike task reminders that appear in a long list, when this hits your Blackberry or Inbox you can move quickly to forward it.

In Microsoft Outlook, to enable delay sending of emails at specified time and date later than current time, or postponing the delivery date and time, use following steps:

1. In the Message window (where you type your email content), click the Options button. Alternatively, click on View -> Options.

2. In the Message Options dialog window, select and tick the “Do Not Deliver Before” check box, under the Delivery Options. Then choose the desired send date and time to deliver the email by using the calendar and time drop down list.

3. Click Close and then click OK 

4. Send

If you have similar tips to share, leave a comment – I’m sure our readers would love to hear about them to help get back a few precious minutes in the day.

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