"Send later" facility doesn't work

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Brabo, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Brabo

    Brabo Guest

    When I have not completed an e-mail (Outlook Express 6 (7 BETA) and want to
    save it for further completion later, and press "Send later", it totally
    ignores this request and sends it to the recipient incomplete...
    Brabo, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. answered a later post of yours
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, Jul 5, 2006
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  3. (cross-post to OE General added)

    <LOL> You have completely misinterpreted the purpose of that command.

    FYI Send Later puts your post in the Outbox exactly the same way that
    Send does. The only difference is that it doesn't force an immediate send.

    Warning: Send Later is not a reliable way of putting something in the Outbox
    for subsequent inspection and revision if you have a timed Send and Receive
    in effect unless you set Work Offline first. If you don't have that option in effect
    (e.g. if you don't use it or if you have temporarily disabled it) you can use
    Send Later to put a message in the Outbox for inspection and still leave
    your connection state as Working Online. This is useful, for example,
    if you have a file transfer in effect and want to send anyway.

    As Frank told you in your second thread the function that you want is
    File, Save (or just press Esc and click Yes if you want to close the
    composition window too.) That puts your incomplete composition into Drafts.
    You can either continue with the already opened window or reopen
    it using the copy from Drafts.

    Note: (As with the Outbox) when you open a message from Drafts
    and you are formatting in Plain Text you see the message chopped
    into lines according to your Line size (and in the case of OE6sp2
    according to Format=Flowed). Be careful if you start editing there
    in small windows or you may not notice where lines end and
    lines continue.

    BTW a better newsgroup to have made this post in would have been
    Outlook Express General or Outlook Express 6.0...
    (or whatever the web portal that you are using labels these two

    I'll cross-post to the first one so you can switch there
    if you have more issues with OE6.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 5, 2006
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