So, this is a glaring omission -- but you can work around it and schedule your e-mails! I want to be up front and let you know that I did not develop this method, and the links contained in these instructions go back to the originator of this because the spreadsheets he uses are perfect but my instructions differ slightly.
Creating A Scheduled E-Mail in Google Mail
- Write the draft message(s) that you wish to schedule and save them in GMail.
- Make a copy of the GMail Scheduler Spreadsheet (Courtesy of ctrlq.org) - this will also open the spreadsheet.
- Change the default TimeZone in the spreadsheet to yours by clicking File --> Spreadsheet Settings
- Inside the Sheet choose the authorized sender: under the GMail Scheduler Menu select Authorize and grant the necessary permissions. Note that the script runs on your Google Drive and none of your data is every accessible to the outside!
- Choose GMail Scheduler --> Fetch Messages to import those draft messages you created in step 1.
- Select the date/time to send the message in Column D in the mm/dd/yyyyy hh:mm:ss format.
- Go to GMail Scheduler --> Schedule Messages to run the scheduler and schedule your messages. It will then send your messages at the time you specified.
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