Software & Apps MS Office 353 353 people found this article helpful How to Schedule Email in Microsoft Outlook Write now, send later by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on September 11, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Aug 11, 2020 Ryan Perian MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Timing is everything, and sometimes an email is better sent later than right away. Whatever the situation, Outlook has you covered by letting you schedule an email to send later. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Microsoft 365. Schedule an Email to Send Later in Outlook Outlook allows you to specify exactly when you'd like your email to be sent. Outlook must be online and connected for this feature to work. Compose a message. Either create a new message, reply to a message, or forward a message. Go to the Options tab. In the More Options group, select Delay Delivery. In the Properties dialog box, select the Do not deliver before check box. Choose the date and time when you want to send the message. Select Close. In the message window, select Send. This puts your message in the Outbox until the time you specified arrives, and then it is sent.