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BrainStorm Cool Tip: Delaying Delivery

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Posted: 20 Jan 2005

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Delaying Delivery

Sometimes the timing of an e-mail message is very important, but what if you are out of the office at the time you need to send a message or miss a reminder to send a message at a specific time?

Instead of writing reminders and worrying about being by your computer at odd hours, you can set the message delivery time in GroupWise using Delayed Delivery.

Delay delivery on one item

Follow the instructions below to delay delivery on only the item you are working on:

  1. Open the item for which you wish to delay delivery.
  2. Click the Send Options tab and make sure the General options are displayed.
  3. Check the Delay delivery box.

  4. Enter the number of days to delay or a specific date and time when you want to deliver the message.
  5. Click Send.
  6. Your message will transfer to the Sent Items folder and remain unsent until the day and time you specified.

Delay delivery on all items

If you need to send several items while you are away, you can configure GroupWise to delay delivery on all the items you send. Follow the steps below to delay delivery on all items:

  1. Select Tools|Options . . .
  2. Double-click Send.
  3. Check the Delay delivery box.

  4. Enter the number of days to delay or the specific delay date in the text boxes. (Note that you cannot choose a specific time to send the messages.)
  5. Click OK.


Next time you want to send a message across time zones, leave on a vacation, or simply play hooky from work, you can use Delayed Delivery. It will save you the time and hassle of remembering to send a message and may just help you get away for that needed afternoon of golf.

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