I am using Outlook 2010. Is it possible to create a rule that resembles the following: When I receive a message with specific subject schedule 5 emails (1st reply-immediately, 2nd-after 3 hours, 3rd - after 6 hours etc..)?
You can run a script.
The VBA would look something like this.
Sub MultipleDelayedReplies(MyMail As MailItem) Dim HourInc As Integer Dim sEndDate As Date Dim reply As MailItem Dim i As Integer sEndDate = Now() reply.Subject = reply.Subject & " Immediate Reply." reply.HTMLBody = "Reply 1" & reply.HTMLBody HourInc = 3 For i = 2 To 5 Set reply = MyMail.reply sEndDate = DateAdd("h", HourInc, sEndDate) reply.DeferredDeliveryTime = sEndDate reply.Subject = reply.Subject & " " & reply.DeferredDeliveryTime reply.HTMLBody = "Reply " & i & reply.HTMLBody 'reply.Display ' or reply.Send Next i End Sub
The process is further described here.
I believe Outlook has to be on to send the emails at the designated times.