I'm using Outlook for Mac 2016 version 16.12 on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 with a Microsoft Exchange mailbox. I'd like to send an e-mail in the future, but schedule it today. I understand that this feature is called "delay delivery." However, it appears that Microsoft has only enabled this feature for Outlook users with an Office 365 mailbox.

Question: How do I delay delivery of an e-mail, using Outlook for Mac 2016, with a Microsoft Exchange mailbox?


To delay deliver a message in Outlook for Mac 2016, your system needs to meet these requirements:

  • An Office 365 Business Premium or Enterprise subscription. (Office 365 Home, Personal, Student, and Business don't include Exchange so will not work with this feature.)
  • An Exchange-based email account hosted on Office 365 or on Exchange 2016 CU5 and later. An Exchange-based email account can be an Outlook account or a connected Hotmail or Outlook.com account.
  • Outlook 2016 for Mac version 15.35.170509 and later (select Outlook > About Outlook to check your version).

If above requirements are not met, you won't be able to use this feature.

See the following Microsoft official article for more details:

Delay or schedule the delivery of email messages in Outlook 2016 for Mac

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