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    Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    I am going on vacation soon. I want to create emails for my son to remind him to do specific "chores" while I am gone. I want to delay the delivery of those emails to specific days/times. I understand how to do that. However, my question is how do those emails get sent if my computer is not on and I don't have Outlook running? Any suggestions about how I can accomplish this. I looked at my Gmail and Yahoo accounts and don't see a way to delay delivery of those emails. I know Outlook can do it but I don't think they can be sent if Outlook is not running on my machine. I appreciate your help.

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    I think you'll have to leave your PC turned on with Outlook running.

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    Thkanks!

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    Why not have your son set tasks on his PC with a reminder?

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    You are very right - that would be a simple solution. However, this is my 19 year old and he won't do that. I've written everything out for him that he has to do, day by day, and he figures that's just fine. I know him, though, and that's why I want to send little reminders. Thanks, though!

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 12-Jul-07 09:18. )</P>I'm probably getting a bit off track, but to be truly sneaky, if he's a cell phone textmaniac, you could:

    set the Tasks in your Calendar,
    set up a Google Calendar account (easy since you have GMail),
    import your Calendar to Google calendars via Outlook export to CSV file,
    "borrow" his cellphone to authorize the reminders, (it's been a while, but the cellphone has to initially "authorize" the message by replying to one)
    have Google Calendars send him SMS (Text Message) Reminders

    A bit of set-up work, but hands-free for you once it's up!

    I did this once for myself while I was in an office location transition period, but I don't use it any more.

    (Edited as poster already has a GMail account.)
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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    That's a great idea, John, and it will accomplish what I want. Thank you very much for telling me about this - I'll try it.

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    Re: Delay Delivery (2003/SP2)

    Two additional things I remember from when I used it (February this year):

    1. Limit the calendar export to 6 months, or even just the period you will need reminders sent - much faster import to Google calendar if you use a short period. When I used it the Google Calendar had a one year limit. The disadvantage is that if you continue to use it, you have to continually clear and reload the Google Calendar ... which you have to do anyway to keep it up to date
    2. The phone gets sent a code which must be then entered into the notification section on the online Google Calendar - I think I was wrong about answering the message from the phone - but the setup process will guide you through the steps.

    Good luck with it.
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