Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tip for Tuesday - if you ever send an Email, here's a trick

If you send emails, you might want to know that you can prepare an email and then delay the "send" so that you can think it over, maybe edit the draft, or simply send it when you want.

You could use this option to prepare an email saying "Happy Birthday"! and then delay the send until the appropriate date. That way you will never "forget" a friend's birthday again--well, almost. At least it won't look like you forgot, even if you did.

Delay sending an e-mail message

• From within the e-mail, click on the Options ribbon / More Options section / Delay Deliveries.

• Select the Do not deliver before and select date and time.

WAH-LAH You're a genius on Outlook or at least you'll look like one :)


Jennifer Shirk said...

Hey, that's cool. I'm going to look for that option. :)

Rena said...

That's really cool!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is a great trick! Thanks! I can totally use it for reminders about meetings, practices, etc.

Marcia said...

That's a super tip.

One other one that's much lower-tech: When composing an email, to avoid clicking send by mistake before you're ready, don't enter the recipient's address till after you're done. That way, if you click send too early, it can't go anywhere.

Kim Kasch said...

Jennifer, Rena and GG: Glad you can use it.

Marcia: I love super simple ideas - that way I don't mess up...as often :)

Sarah Allen said...

Neat trick :) Keeping this one up my sleeve...

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)