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Folks keep asking me for productivity tips… Here is one of Michael Dell’s that I also use almost every day… A great way to follow-up on issues and ideas in the future is to create an email and delay the sending of it. 

I do this for anything important – or for ticklers that aren’t tasks.  Unlike task reminders that appear in a long list, when this hits your Blackberry or Inbox you can move quickly to forward it.  I’ll even type-in the email I’m going to forward in advance… “Just a reminder, you owe me a bright shiny object – I was expecting it yesterday…”

In Microsoft Outlook, to enable delay sending of emails at specified time and date later than current time, or postponing the delivery date and time, use following steps:

  1. In the Message window (where you type your email content), click the Options button. Alternatively, click on View -> Options.
  2. In the Message Options dialog window, select and tick the “Do Not Deliver Before” check box, under the Delivery Options. Then choose the desired send date and time to deliver the email by using the calendar and time drop down list.
  3. Click Close and then click OK 
  4. Send
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4 Responses

  1. By Heath Row on March 9th, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Potentially lame question: Do you know if your computer needs to be on or active at the time specified in order for it to be sent? Also, what’s your take on the upside/downside of sending it to yourself to forward versus sending it to the eventual recipient directly?

  2. By michaelkimpson on June 21st, 2012 at 11:13 am

    long time no see tommy sorry iv took so long here is the contact
    filling address ,check out there great prices ,say michael kimpson said you would sort him out

    • By Sarvjeet on August 7th, 2012 at 12:01 am

      This little fella was my very first nbeowrn shoot. Logan is so small and cute ♥ And the little sounds he makes is sooo adorable! You cana0tell I don’t geta0to do with nbeowrns often! Haha! A few months ago I dida0Rocco and Lizelle’s pregnancy shoot as well. You can see that here.

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