Exchange Online – You can now delay sending email from OWA

For those using Outlook client, you already know that you can delay sending the email by accessing the Options\Delay Delivery button.


Well, good news, this is now also possible for those using Outlook Web Access (aka OWA, aka Outlook on the Web).

When writing a new email, you can choose to delay the delivery but using the menu on the left side of the bottom SEND button.

You need first to define your recipient(s) and write your email


Then you can define a date and time when the email will be indeed sent

NOTE the current date is shown with a circle while a future date is showing with a square


When hitting the Send button at this stage, your email will be queued to be send at the date/time you define

NOTE during this period, your email is being saved in the Draft folder

When you access the Draft folder and look at the delayed email, you will see a note telling you your email is scheduled for a delayed delivery and on the far right side you can click on Cancel Send to cancel the delay


You can not read your email in the delayed status; you will need to cancel sending the email to be able to view the email and may be edit it too.

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies