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    Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    Our techies worked over my computer so that now we use a server instead of an AS400. In the old system, when I hit "SEND" on an email, it would que in the outbox until either I hit "SEND/RECEIVE" or the 15 minute cycle for sending all email out came around, whichever was first. Now, when I hit send, there is no pause in the Outbox. It goes right out to the recipient. I tried put a one day hold on a message using the OPTIONS button but it did not hold it at all. I've tried looking at HELP files under Outbox but it is indeciferable. Any ideas?

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    Every version is different but... in Outlook 2002, you would go to Tools>Options..., Mail Setup tab, and clear (uncheck) the box in the middle of the dialog for "Send immediately when connected." Does Outlook 2000 have that option somewhere?

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    save your message as a draft then when you are ready to send it go into the draft folder select the message or reopen it and press send.
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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    I tried to send some delayed messages to myself. The delay message send option doesn't work like you describe. It does allow you to type in words like "noon" or "day after tomorrow" and it automatically figures the date and puts a default time of 8 a.m. but when I send it, it delays the send to me by about two minutes, not two hours or a day like previously ordered. Any further thoughts by anyone? This is one of those times that you want to say "gggrrrrrrr".

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    I know this is an option, but its a pain. Besides, you have to be your own timekeeper on the delay. Previously, if I set the send to go out at 4 p.m. the following day, the program automatically did that without having to go back inside and manually send it.

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    This is not an Outlook version issue. It is a change in servers. It sounds like he is on an Exchange Server now so some of the settings like "send immediately when connected" are not applicable. And yes you can individually go into the options on a message and check to "do not deliver before" which allows you to set a date and time for delivery.

    If you want to delay sending of all emails or a certain group of emails, you can use the rules to do this. The following is from Outlook 2003 help.

    On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts, and then click New Rule.
    Select Start from a blank rule.
    In the Step 1: Select when messages should be checked box, click Check messages after sending, and then click Next.
    In the Step 1: Select condition(s) list, select any options you want, and then click Next.
    If you do not select any check boxes, a confirmation dialog box appears. Clicking Yes applies this rule to all messages you send.

    In the Step 1: Select action(s) list, select defer delivery by a number of minutes. Delivery can be delayed up to two hours.
    In the Step 2: Edit the rule description (click on an underlined value) box, click the underlined phrase a number of and enter the number of minutes you want messages held before sending.
    Click OK, and then click Next.
    Select any exceptions, and then click Next.
    In the Step 1: Specify a name for this rule box, type a name for the rule.
    Click Finish.

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    I tried creating a rule to delay every outgoing email by ten minutes. Didn't work. When you hit send, it goes.

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    I have tested this successfully with Outlook XP and Outlook 2003 on an Exchange Server. When I hit send, the messages sits in my Outbox for the number of minutes specified.

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    > The delay message send option doesn't work like you describe.

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> I've never tried to set a delay on a particular message. All I referred to was the setting to prevent Outlook for sending immediately so that it at least waits until your next scheduled Send/Receive before sending. Does that not work?

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    Re: Outbox (Outlook 2000)

    For some reason, there is no delay. You hit send -- it goes. The email is set to sweep for new mail about every 15 minutes. But that is separate from the send-recieve opeation on individual mail. I'm stumped.

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