Steve Hodgson wonders :
Looking into making more use of mail.app again I was surprised to see that it still doesn’t appear to have a ‘send later’ option to allow a new message to be queued. Am I missing a trick here or is there some
hack available to fix this?
I know of at least two ways to schedule an email in Mail.app so that it is sent a particular time.
Joe Kissell described one way in a recent post on MacWorld using Chris Shull’s iCalMail . Joe suggests using it to email reminders to attendees at meetings, but it works just as well as a way to schedule future email delivery.
Another way is provided by Andreas Amann’s “Schedule Delivery” script which is part of his Mail Scripts collection. You can schedule delivery without leaving Mail and without restricting the way you compose your email. It lets you compose your message as you normally do, without the restrictions of iCal’s Notes field, and add any attachments you might want to send.
I have found the second option a useful way to assure my boss that I’m working hard while out for a long lunch in the sun with friends. No doubt there are more noble uses for it too.
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