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Automated task in MS Outlook

Yong Shiuh Rong
Frequent Advisor

Automated task in MS Outlook

I wish to set a automated task in MS Outlook to send some reminders during mid-night, is there anyway to do it?
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Thomas Bianco
Honored Contributor

Re: Automated task in MS Outlook

Not without significant coding; Outlook does not have a scheduler. You could use the windows scheduler, but you'd have to write a program to call the mapi interfaces, compose the message, and place it into the delivery stack.

In short, no.

if you use SMTP (as opposed to exchange) you might try cygwin's mail program.
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Gayle Jordan
Occasional Visitor

Re: Automated task in MS Outlook

Not knowing what version you may have and assuming you want to type your reminders and have them in your outbox ready to send, you can try setting "Scheduled Tasks" to Open Outlook at your set time. You would also want to place a checkmark on "Send messages imediately when connected" which is found in Outlook under "Tools" "Options" "Mail Delivery".
I'making a lot of assumptions here and you know what that means.
Gayle
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Yong Shiuh Rong
Frequent Advisor

Re: Automated task in MS Outlook

Thanks, I found a plugin over the internet already.
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Automated task in MS Outlook

I'm assuming that you're using SendLater?

You also could have done this by using CDONTS in an ASP web page. Launch the ASP page through Scheduler or the AT command.

Jon
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