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Scheduled Mail

 
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We always go through situation where we have to send mail on specific date time. Say there is a meeting on specific date time. What about sending reminder to your team members via mail 2 hours before the meeting? And that will be done by your email client or server itself.
prashant, Oct 04 2005

(?) Mail To The Future http://www.mailtothefuture.com/
Just what you described, as a free web service. [+] because *every* mail client should do this. [land, Oct 05 2005]

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       hi [prashant], and welcome. Outlook (with Exchange server) lets you schedule email to be dispatched at a future date. And also has 'handy' pop-up reminders for meetings (not via email, but on-screen) you could easily write a VBA script to do exactly what you want on that platform.
neilp, Oct 04 2005
  

       It'd be interesting to globalise and decorporationise this concept and move it over to, say, Gmail or the like and see how it handles social network groupings outside the work sphere, across different timezones.
Ian Tindale, Oct 04 2005
  

       Yes, because we all know that moving a feature from a product owned by Microsoft to a service owned by google "decorporatises" it.   

       Seriously, I'd expect any calendaring software that manages meetings at all to support this - it's trivial to implement and a really basic feature.   

       On Unix systems, check out "at", "cron", "crontab" for a general mechanism for doing things at a certain time.
jutta, Oct 04 2005
  

       Absolutely. Just as moving existing voice empowered IM into a new service launched by Google 'invents' free phone calls (or so you'd think according to the popular media).
Ian Tindale, Oct 04 2005
  

       Yep, Outlook already does that.   

       Hey look at that! I've got a meeting in fifteen minutes! better get my notes ready. (clicks snooze-remind two minutes before meeting, goes back to typing annotation)   

       You can set up private appointments with yourself as the only attendant, too, if you require personal reminders.   

       Sorry, [-] for being fully baked already.
Freefall, Oct 04 2005
  
      
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