Scheduled email messages

Scheduled send, or ‘Send later’, as this function is generally called, is easily one of the best features modern email applications have. It allows you to pick a specific date and time to send your messages. More importantly, it allows you to not be the person that sends emails over weekends or in the middle of the night. You simply schedule a more appropriate time. It is more than polite to respect other people’s free time. It can also be beneficial while communicating with people from different time zones. You can always pick the best time to send your email. Another great use would be to schedule your email inquiry to be sent during business hours, so you increase the chance of getting a response.

However, we need to first distinguish between an email that is only delayed and an email that is sent at a given time. There is not that big difference but “send later” and “delayed send” should not be mixed up as each has its own purpose. In theory, delayed send also allows you to send your emails later, but usually only by a few minutes. The core idea is to give you time to quickly react in case you decide to edit or even cancel your message after hitting the Send button. Send later on the other hand allows you to set a specific time to send your messages, be it 30 minutes from now or several years in the future.


Email schedule program

But how does this all actually work? The functionality is similar for various email providers. Outlook and Gmail both allow you to send emails later. But we would like to demonstrate how you can use this function in eM Client. When you send either a delayed message or a scheduled message, it is simply moved to your outbox in the favorite folder where it stays until the timer sets off. Delayed send is a core feature and it allows all your messages to be delayed for up to ten minutes. You can turn this feature on in Menu > Settings > Mail > Send.

Send later is only available to free users during the one-month trial period and you can use it while creating any message. Send later can be accessed via the small arrow in the send button in the left top corner. When clicked upon, a small dialog window pops up which allows you to adjust the timer to your liking.

Both these options allow you to navigate to your outbox and right-clicking on your message gives you options to simply cancel the message or change the scheduled time if you need to.

Combined with other useful features eM Client has to offer, such as Watch for reply, you are sure to never miss an important email or deliver it right on time.