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.
Mark Layton commented
Schedule Send Feature like Gmail, Outlook, Streak, ....
When this rolls out, I'll fully switch to a paid protonmail. Until then, I need to stick with gmail.
Maithreepala sirisena commented
please include this feature
Guess Protonmail is gonna let gmail outdo them, i can schedule email/replies from gmail app. Please add my vote to this feature.
Yes, please add Send Schedule
Yes! I absolutely need this, it would be a great help!
Would be amazing to have this feature !! pls
Prasath Soosaithasan commented
Hi please consider working on this feature :) Regularly checking for this one, at least can we have an update on when we could count with this? Thank you very much for this great app.
definitely! automated pre scheduled emails would be very attractive to myself and other users.
This would be such a simple feature to implement, and so useful.
Yes, please! I am a plus user and I need this.
This feature is absolutely required!
Commenting to show some love for this feature. Thanks!
danielle lee commented
This is a feature offered by default in Outlook. To draft an email, set the recipients email addresses, and then set to send the email at a future date with confirmation alert once email is sent.
Waiting on it and some more automation tools please
If this gets implemented then hopefully scheduled receiving emails (i.e. snoozing) also comes with it. Would be super handy!!
Chris Karounos commented
I want this enough that I might pay for the basic paid plan even though I can't afford it... Hope you can make this happen protonmail! I love your email service!
Mikkel Jeppesen commented
This something I hoped was a feature when I got my paid subscription. I imagine this would be implemented by encrypting the email when the user schedules it, and then protonmail could send it at a later time without needing an actively logged in user to encrypt the message.
Now that I've become a regular user, I'd love to have this feature!