Delay or schedule the delivery of email messages in Outlook for Mac

  • This feature is only available in Outlook for Office 365 for Mac and Outlook 2019 for Mac and Outlook 2016 for Mac 15.36.1 (170721) and later (select Outlook > About Outlook to check your version).

  • An Exchange account such as Outlook.com hosted on Office 365 or on Exchange 2016 CU5 and later. 

  • It won’t work with IMAP or POP accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo, or iCloud.

Schedule a message to be sent later

  1. Compose your email message and include one or more recipient names on the To: line.

  2. Onthe Send button, select the dropdown arrow > Send Later.
    Select the arrow next to the Send button to delay sending your email

  3. Enter a time and date.

  4. Select Send. The message will be saved in the Drafts folder until the specified date and time. It will be sent even if Outlook is not open on your computer.

Cancel a message scheduled to be sent later

  1. In the Drafts folder, open the email message.

  2. Select Cancel Send.

    Open the message and click Cancel Send

  3. Select Yes to confirm. The message remains open so you can send it right away or delay it until another time.

Having trouble?

Select Help > Contact Support.

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