Schedule Send Date/Time for Draft Emails Automatically Sent at a Future Time
I have another email service that allows users to schedule draft emails to be sent at a specified date/time in the future. Once the draft is complete, the email is automatically sent at the future specified date/time, unless that draft email is deleted/replaced prior to the send date/time. The draft email can either reside in an existing "draft" folder or a separate "outbox" folder (as distinguished from "draft" that does not have a scheduled send date/time).
Different Emphasis from Similar Postings:
I noticed a number of other similar postings, however, I wanted to provide this new posting to possibly emphasize something more than what I saw emphasized in other similar postings: closely related general delivery options. I would suggest ProtonMail allow every draft email to have a drop down menu that provides the option for selecting "Delivery Timing" using a calendar display for selection of a date and a time field to select/enter a corresponding time on that selected date (time should be clearly set for a selected time zone, e.g., CST or GMT, to reduce possibilities for confusion on timing). Again, whenever "Delivery Timing" options are selected, the draft email can then reside either in the existing "draft" folder or in a newly appearing "Outbox" for any pending emails to be sent at a future date/time. The other email service I use provides a range of closely related general delivery options to also include:
-- "Message Priority" (Low, ******, High);
-- "Private" (to help prevent email forwarding, if clients support that);
-- "Return Receipt" and
-- "Delivery Timing" (previously addressed)
I recommend ProtonMail make these general delivery option menus accessible via one additional icon next to the existing row of icons on draft emails for "Attachments," "Encryption" and "Encryption time." The icon could be a clock next to a letter (just a suggestion), since "Encryption time" already uses a clock icon.
I don't believe other similar postings emphasize these closely associated general delivery Options. I have previously given this other email provider feedback on perfecting their services in other areas (with different providers having different strengths/weaknesses), but this is one particular feature they have had for a very long time that I believe provides an excellent example to follow.
Also waiting for this
This is a very good feature suggestion. Whenever I want to use it I have to go back to my Gmail account. It would be so much more convenient to have this feature in Protonmail. Why the delay?
@Josh, if that's true, I'll be exited to see that this post get's updated with "Planned" or something similar.
Josh Leslie commented
@Eric: from the August 2nd Proton Newsletter "Also coming soon are scheduled email sending and scheduled email deletion."
I will very likely transition to another service within the next week or two. It looks like this is being ignored by the development team. I can't wait any longer.
I will leave my original comment, as follows:
I need to send some emails at specific times. I travel a lot; do to travel schedules, it is often difficult or impossible to send important emails in the required window. This option must be a server based option as well, so I don't have to have my computer on a network at the send time for it to work.
The lack of this one feature is likely to force me to transition to another email service very soon. To do this, I am currently using another email provider, which I prefer not use. I am seriously looking at other alternatives: This is that important to me. I would jump to a paid plan if this were added, as there are some options available in a paid plan I could also use.
Jared Howland commented
Having the ability to schedule recurring emails would make Proton Mail the best option out there for me.
This feature is very important !
J.F. Levi commented
This request has been going on for how many years...
I'd like to move to "ProtonMail" but the lack of this feature is holding me.
Is it that difficult to implement?
I will switch immediately from Gmail when/if scheduling emails to be sent at a specific time is implemented.
I'd love this! But it should come with a "conditional" feature. I.e. "only send next week IF I haven't gotten a reply from certain addresses by then". (E.g. adjustable by Sieve)
I really need it. I sorely miss this feature and might just be what makes me give up on Proton. Thanks in advance.
Gion Deplazes commented
Please can you add scheduling and recurring emails. Would be brilliant. 😄
that would be cool,
Dan Vandersdar commented
Guys seriously. It's been two years and the feature is still not released.
Please keep listening to you customers and deliver the damn thing. Thanks
Please take this request down. It has been published before. This is a waste of votes!
Κίτσος Ορφανόπουλος commented
Very useful. Please implement.
Francisco Puga commented
It will be also awesome that the Calendar allows to send the first invitation email at a scheduled time.
Send later is an amazing feature for us freelancers too. I often work early morning and it is so helpful to send my replies during business hours. Looking forward to seeing this added to ProtonMail.
Alexis Malec commented
This is the feature I want more than anything. I'm an insomniac, I often end up working on email at absurd hours of the morning - the ability to queue up emails to send out during business hours is huge for me
Mindaugas K commented
This is a very important feature that is the reason why a lot of users still use other platforms.