Occasionally when using Outlook to send email messages, you may encounter a situation where you need to delay message delivery in Outlook 2010. Outlook includes a “Delay Delivery” feature that makes this possible. Whether the content of the message is something that is time sensitive, or if you are out doing something else and you want your boss, coworker or client to think that you were actually working at the time, the ability to manipulate the time at which a message was sent is a great way to delay message delivery in Outlook 2010.
Simply leave Outlook open on your computer and it will send the message at the time and date that you specify. This interesting function is possible because of the features included in Microsoft Outlook 2010, and relies upon the functionality in that program. The ability to delay message delivery is not dependent upon the type of email address that you have set up in Outlook, nor does it rely on exploiting any code that could potentially be fixed in the future. Delaying message delivery simply works by generating the message, checking an option, then leaving Outlook open, with the message sitting in your Outbox, until the time has come that you set for the intended message delivery time.