Clever Clogs tip # 695
24 March 2022

Make delayed delivery of your emails work using Outlook Web Access *

You might know that in Outlook you can easily delay the delivery of email messages; see tip # 503. But you may also know that Outlook must be online for this to work, which means that if you log off or shut down the message remains in your Outbox.

Well, if you use the online version of Outlook you can log off and your message will be sent at the date and time you specified.

Here's how:

  1. Click the following link to open Outlook Web Access (OWA):
  2. Compose your message.
  3. Select Send later from the Send drop-down list.
  4. Select your preferred date and time ...
  5. ... or click Customised time to select a different date and time.
  6. Click Send.

Unlike the delay delivery option in Outlook for Windows the timestamp will be the date and time it was sent, not when you created it. Not that I want to encourage you to use it as a trick to pretend to be working late at night. ;)

Oh, and if you don't have an Outlook account you can create one for free. See

Related tips

  1. Set up a rule to delay delivery of all your emails - tip_639.php
  2. Schedule your e-mail message to be sent at your preferred date and time : tip_503.php

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.