**UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST available in our three part series on scheduling an email in Gmail, snoozing an email and pausing your Gmail inbox.**
One of the most frequent questions I am asked by people who are transitioning from Outlook to Gmail is “How do you schedule an email in Gmail?”
At present there isn’t a built in feature in Gmail that enables you to schedule emails. However there is an extension called Boomerang for Gmail that you can install that will allow you to schedule your emails, as well as do a number of other great things.
HOW TO GET BOOMERANG FOR GMAIL
Boomerang for Gmail works with Chrome, Safari and Firefox web browsers.
The first thing you need to do is go to www.boomeranggmail.com
Next you need to click the big red install button (see below)
The Boomerang extension will now automatically install in your Gmail account.
I USE BOOMERANG FOR GMAIL TO DO 3 THINGS
1.schedule an email in Gmail
To do this:
1. Click the compose button
2. Type your email
3. Click the red send later button (see below)
4. Enter the day and time you would like your email to be delivered, and the rest is taken care of for you
2. Take emails out of your inbox and then deliver them back again when you need to deal with them.
I use this feature when someone sends me an email about a task that is not due or relevant for a couple of weeks. Rather than labelling or filing the email and then having to find it, Boomerang for Gmail will deliver that email back to me when I need it.
3. Remind you if someone hasn’t replied to one of your emails.
I love this feature! When I send an email that needs a response, I ask Boomerang for Gmail to deliver the email back to me on a certain date if a response hasn’t been received. This acts as the perfect reminder to follow-up the email. BRILLIANT!!!
You can use Boomerang for Gmail up to 10 times a month for free, after that there is a small fee of to use this service.
Try it out and let me know what you think.