Outlook 2003 - Problems with "do not deliver before" feature
Posted on 2006-10-26
We have recently upgraded from Windows 2000 with MS Office 97 to Windows XP SP2 with MS Office 2003. They are currently on an Exchange 5.5 Server back end.
Previously within Outlook, users could create emails and schedule them for delivery at a time of their choosing, normally when they are not in the office. Since upgrading to MS Office 2003, the email only sends if the user is logged in and has MS Outlook 2003 open at the time the email is scheduled to be sent. This clearly defeats the object of the function and is impractical in our environment.
I've looked reasonably extensively on the web and the best info I have is that this feature is "buggy" with Outlook 2003 due to a change in the way the message is transported from Outlook 97.
Does anyone have a definite answer as to whether there is a tried and tested solution to fixing this, or whether I have to accept the current situation and potentially look at a 3rd party solution or roll back to Outlook 97.