Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Viewing the tracking status of a message.
Delaying Delivery
If you do not want a message delivered right away, you can specify a “do not deliver before” date,
as follows:
Click the Delay Delivery button in the More Options section of the Options ribbon.
Outlook displays the Message Options dialog box (see Figure 7.10).
In the Delivery Options section, turn on the Do Not Deliver Before option.
Enter the desired date and time in the adjacent fields.
Click the Close button.
If you are using a Microsoft Exchange email account, the message will be sent to the server and held
there until the specified date and time. If you are using another kind of email account, the message
will be held in Outlook’s outbox until the first send operation that occurs after the specified date
and time.
Setting a Message Expiration Date
If you are sending a message relevant for only a limited period, you can set an expiration date for
the message. When the recipient receives the message, it will behave normally until the expiration
date, after which it will display in the Inbox (or whatever folder it is in) with a line through the
header. The recipient can still open the message, but the strikethrough provides a visual indication
that the message has expired. Other email programs may handle message expiration differently.
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