How to schedule an email in Mac?

In general, the Apple Mail app does not have an in-built scheduling feature, but you can use either the Automator or Mailbutler app to schedule emails. Once you have scheduled an email, it will deliver automatically at the specified time, even when the Mac computer is turned off.

Carry out these steps to schedule an email in Mac with the help of the Automator app:

  • Step 1: Before scheduling the email, download and install the Automator app from the Apple App Store.
  • Step 1:On your Mac, go to the Applications folder and click the Utilities icon.
  • Step 2:In the Utilities window, double-click on the Automator icon to launch the application.
  • Step 3:In the Choose a type of your document window, select the Application option as the file type for your document.
  • Step 4:After selecting the Application option from the displayed list, click the Choose button at the bottom-right corner of the window.
  • Step 5:Next, select the Actions tab from the left-side panel and click Mail from the Library drop-down menu.
  • Step 6:Locate the New Mail Message action from the pop-up menu and drag it to the editor section at the right side of the Automator window.
  • Step 7:In the New Mail Message window, compose the email you wish to schedule.
  • Step 8:Fill up the From, To, BCC, and Subject fields.
  • Step 9:Enter your email message in the body of content.
  • Step 10:Navigate to the left-side panel and locate the Send Outgoing Messages action.
  • Step 11:Drag the action into the workflow and click the File tab at the menu bar.
  • Step 12:Select the Save option from the pull-down menu.
  • Step 13:Type your desired name for the app and verify the file format for the application by clicking the File Format menu and selecting the Application option from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 14:Click the Save button to save the scheduled email.
  • Step 15:Now, specify the date and time for the scheduled email.
  • Step 16:Close the Automator app and launch the Calendar app.
  • Step 17:Select the date you wish to send the email and give a double-click on the New Event box.
  • Step 18:In the New Event window, specify the time for sending the scheduled email.
  • Step 19:Click the Alert field and select Custom from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 20:Select the Open file option, followed by the Other button.
  • Step 21:Select the workflow you have created in the Automator app.
  • Step 22:Next, select the "At time of event" option from the third drop-down menu and click the OK button.

Carry out these steps to schedule an email in mac using the Mailbutler app :

  • Step 1:On your Mac, launch the Mail app by clicking the Apple Mail icon seen at the Dock.
  • Step 2:Click the New Message icon to start composing the email.
  • Step 3:Fill up the From, To, Cc, and Subject fields.
  • Step 4:Type the message in the body of the content field and click the Send Later icon at the top of the window.
  • Step 5:Input the date and time for scheduling the email and click the Schedule button.
  • Step 6:Now, the scheduled email is saved to the Mailbutler app.
  • Step 7:Launch the Mailbutler app and click the Mailbutler-Scheduled folder from the left-side panel.
  • Step 8:Select the email and verify the content.
  • Step 9:If you wish to reschedule, click the Reschedule button at the top of the window.
  • Step 10:If you wish to remove or edit the scheduled email, click the Unschedule & Edit button.
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