Today I was writing an email that I wanted to make sure was sent out at a specific time. Now, I know that I could have used a service like aweber to send scheduled email, and this works really well for sending mass messages. What if you just want to send one email to someone at a specific time. I found a way to do it with a great little applescript.
First, you need to download the mail scripts download for Apple Mail.
Once you have downloaded the scripts and installed them, go to Applications > Utilities > AppleScript Editor.app
Then, open AppleScript Editor Preferences…
Now, if you write a new email message and save it as a draft, you can click on the script icon on your menubar and find the “Mail Scripts” section. Then locate and click “Schedule Delivery…”
Now all you need to do is enter the day and time you want the message to send and it will send out.
I tested it in snow leopard and it seems to work fine. I would recommend you test it before you try to send any critical emails with it.
Do you have any Apple Mail tips you think would be helpful? Enter them in the comments below.