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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Sending email… in the future!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

Sometimes you want to send out an email message, but you're not ready yet. This week's tip, shared by eric.kates, describes a quick way to get your message started so when you're ready to send it, you're already halfway there. Especially handy on the go!

Email

A sometimes useful feature of the widely used Outlook email client is the ability to write an email and schedule it to be sent at a future time. This can be semi-replicated using the iOS version of Remember The Milk and our little buddy, the "mailto://" link!

To set this up, just do the following:

  1. Create task and schedule for a future day to be reminded to send an email.
  2. Add a "mailto" link to either the URL field of a task, or to a Note that has been added to a task.

Your link will look something like this:

mailto://awesome_person@emailaddy.com?subject=Bob%20T%20Monkey%20Rocks!

Later when I'm notified about this task and I click the link, my default mail app launches with an email template that includes the person I want to send to and even a subject already filled out!

Using the "mailto" link and its available options it's possible to create an entire email all ready to send in the future, just by clicking a single link. Just remember to use the %20 for all your spaces and you're good to go.

Thanks for sharing this tip, eric.kates! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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