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 "[email protected][email protected]&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: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/248569/starting-outlook-and-having-an-email-pre-populated-from-command-line


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

  • 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
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 17:11
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    Maybe setup two same tasks, each running 30 minutes apart? :)
    – Bibhas
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 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.


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 -



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

Refer Create a recurring calendar reminder

  • I was thinking this too, but the OQ wants to use the email. Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 16:33
  • Basically sending an email to self, it will become a spam... Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 16:35

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

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