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How to send an email to myself every 30 min, until I stop it?

I'm working on a special type of support case and I need to update my clients every 30 min. So, if I received an email every 30 min that contained the template, I would just need to fill in the blanks and forward it on. Easy.

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Schedule a recurring Windows task (Control Panel -> Schedule Task) to run a command line like:

outlook.exe /c ipm.note /m "customer@company.com?cc=boss@support.com&subject=Status%20Report&body=Dear%Customer" /a attachment.txt

and set the recurrence to 5 min before you need to answer, then up pops the message window and you can type in the status.

also have a look at this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/248569/starting-outlook-and-having-an-email-pre-populated-from-command-line

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You can have a look at IFTTT for this kind of automated job.

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This site is fantastic. Looks like an hour is the smallest unit of time, but that might be okay. And I'll update my Facebook status at the same time! – Craig HB Feb 10 '12 at 17:11
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Maybe setup two same tasks, each running 30 minutes apart? :) – Bibhas Feb 10 '12 at 17:38

I'm a UNIX geek, so I'd set up Cygwin with a cronjob that would do this. If there are any UNIX machines where you're at, I'd ask for a cronjob on them to do this.

I know there is a Windows scheduler, you could probably find some utility that can send emails, and schedule that on the Windows side.

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You can try Boomerang plugin for chrome if you are using Gmail and chrome. You can nicely schedule the email

Please check this.. http://www.boomeranggmail.com/

A good read -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239087

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Rather than sending an email yourself, use OUTLOOK and set a remainder.

Refer Create a recurring calendar reminder

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I was thinking this too, but the OQ wants to use the email. – Rich Homolka Feb 10 '12 at 16:33
    
Basically sending an email to self, it will become a spam... – Siva Charan Feb 10 '12 at 16:35

Ping Mail (with GUI) that send emails to a specified email address every few seconds (minutes, hours).

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