Sending a delayed email without Outlook Open

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2013-03-15
I have a user that wants to send an email at a partiular time in the evening without having Outlook 2010 open. Is that possibile? I tested this using the delivery options feature and I had to have Outlook open for it to work.
Question by:richeyd
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    It is possible. You can use a scripted email tool such as mailsend where you can write a bat file and set a scheduled task to run the file at a set time.

    This link has a good explanation of how this works:
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    Assisted Solution

    I tested this using the delivery options feature and I had to have Outlook open for it to work - this is the only way as its not in OWA and If in Outlook it needs to remain Open.

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    - Rancy
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    Assisted Solution

    Delayed Mail Option in Outlook is a Client Side Option

    Just like using Client Side Rules in OUtlook, outlook MUST remain open to run them.

    As above there are, options that could allow the user to use a bat file to send an email at a specific time without outlook being open.

    However, I have a feeling the reason the mail item is being sent without outlook open, may be becuase the user would also like to have their computer turned off?

    If this is the case, Bat File or Outlook Delayed Send the Computer will need to be turned on.
    If the computer is going to be on, during the period of the delayed send....

    May as well have outlook open and minimized

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