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Outlook send delay

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I have searched my Outlook 2010 mail options and cannot find the times send option.  I do not want my sent immediately, I want to hold it for 10 minutes; to avoid accidental posting.
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by:mikecox_
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I don't see that option.No option
I realize it says; "in the message" but, if I could find the option, wouldn't creating a setting "in the message" only apply to the message that is open?
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Delay the delivery of all messages
1.Click the File tab.
2.Click Manage Rules and Alerts.
3.Click New Rule.
4.In the Step 1: Select a template box, under Start from a Blank Rule, click Apply rule on messages I send, and then click Next.
5.In the Step 1: Select condition(s) list, select the check boxes for any options that you want, and then click Next.
If you do not select any check boxes, a confirmation dialog box appears. If you click Yes, the rule that you are creating is applied to all messages that you send.

6.In the Step 1: Select action(s) list, select the defer delivery by a number of minutes check box.
7.In the Step 2: Edit the rule description (click an underlined value) box, click the underlined phrase a number of and enter the number of minutes for which you want the messages to be held before sending.
Delivery can be delayed up to 120 minutes.

8.Click OK, and then click Next.
9.Select the check boxes for any exceptions that you want.
10.Click Next.
11.In the Step 1: Specify a name for this rule box, type a name for the rule.
12.Select the Turn on this rule check box.
13.Click Finish.
After you click Send, each message remains in the Outbox folder for the time that you specified.



Taken from: http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/delay-or-schedule-sending-e-mail-messages-HP010355051.aspx
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by:mikecox_
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Good grief!  It used to be so simple!  The more I use Outlook the more annoyed I am by it.  For example, MS doesn't provide a decent backup utility; I talked to Outlook support team and they tried to Add the backup utility, and couldn't.  They apologized!  You would think, with all the data; sigs, rules,  quick steps, etc that a decent backup option would have been provided in an upgrade by now.  Trying to recover from a HD crash, and move the settings from my other computer has been a nightmare; I've lost all my Contacts categorizations, all my quick steps, and had to edit half my sigs because on of the fonts I used in missing from 2010!
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by:mikecox_
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Well done and very complete Thanks!
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