TechBar - How to send a delayed email in Outlook & Outlook 365 online (rangermail)

A guide on how to send a delayed email in Outlook

Outlook supports sending of delayed emails (i.e. emails automatically in the future rather than immediately). Follow the appropriate guide below to set up a delayed delivery to an email:

Outlook Desktop

For replying to emails, an extra step is required as the setting to delay delivery of emails is not available from this menu. 

Click 'Pop out' to open the reply menu in a new window.

Email header outlook desktop

From here, delaying delivery is identical for both replying to an email and creating a new email.

Click on the button on the ribbon titled 'Options', and then click 'Delay Delivery'

Outlook email Ribbon

This will bring up a new menu like the one below:

Email properties menu

To delay delivery of your reply/email, ensure the box labeled 'Do not deliver before' is checked. Set your desired date and time to send the email in the future. The email will then send as soon as possible after the time set.

Note: if you go off network and the time passes, the email will send as soon as you come back online, provided that outlook is open.

Outlook 365 Online (Rangermail)

The process for sending a delayed email Outlook 365 is identical for both reply and new emails.

Simply type up your email as normal and click the ˅ chevron arrow next to 'Send' button, then click Send Later.

Outlook 365 email window

A window will then pop up prompting you to enter a date and time of which you would like your email to send. Then, just click send.

Date and time selector Outlook 365 Online

From here, the email you typed will be sent on the date and time you set.

We hope this guide has been helpful. If you run into any issues please reach out to the Tech Bar by phone at 262-595-2444, by email at, and/or in person at the TechBar in Wylie Hall.

Keywords:Outlook, email, Office, delayed, rangermail, send delayed, delay delivery, 365 techbarstudent   Doc ID:77390
Owner:Serena Z.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2017-10-16 16:06 CDTUpdated:2022-10-19 17:16 CDT
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