How to Schedule your Drafts to send later

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Need to schedule an email to send later? Learn how with these simple instructions. 

 

Outlook Classic O365 Gmail

Email Scheduling is a feature that is available, by request, for Internal Comms user of Bananatag with Outlook Classic. Please contact your Account Manager to get set up with this feature.

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Local Email Scheduling uses Bananatag to schedule your outgoing employee emails through Outlook and has a few specific workflow requirements, detailed below.

    1. To schedule an email to be sent later, click Schedule Time, and use the date field or the date picker to set the schedule

      Click Confirm to send later

    2. Once scheduled, the email will show in the sidebar with the schedule, where it can also be cancelled by clicking "Unschedule"

Important considerations

There are a number of important caveats with this method of scheduling emails, primarily because this relies on functionality similar to Outlook’s Delayed Send feature.

  1. Outlook must be opened at the time the message is sent

    Similar to the process when using Microsoft’s Delayed Send feature, we recommend scheduling your message, and keeping Outlook open until the message is sent.

    If Outlook is closed during the time when drafts are scheduled to be sent, they will be sent at the same time when the user opens Outlook next.

  2. Email drafts are scheduled locally only

    Email drafts that are scheduled locally by Bananatag through this feature are only scheduled to be sent on a given user’s computer through their instance of Outlook. Emails that have been scheduled locally in Bananatag's Outlook Add-in show as having been scheduled on app.bananatag.com, but will not be visible in the Outlook Outbox (or drafts).

  3. Email drafts that are scheduled locally can be updated on app.bananatag.com

    When a locally scheduled email draft is about to be sent, the Outlook Add-In will get the latest version of the draft from app.bananatag.com. Any changes made and saved in the Email Designer on app.bananatag.com will be fetched before sending it.

 

 

 

 

 

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