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Hello Everyone! Hope things are going great for you. I've tried doing some searching but can't seem to find the answer to my question.

Is there a way to future date an email message in Mail to be sent at a later time rather than immediately? I know you can save drafts, but that requires you to go back and send it manually.

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Any ideas? Tips? Anyone?

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If you are comfortable unix shell scripting. you can create a shell script to create the mail and send when you want it to using the unix at command.

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Never done that before. Pretty easy to do? Any links to point me in the right direction?

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Or is it possible to use the Automator to perform the needed task?

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How much in the future are you looking at?

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Just a thought, not tried it, and I may be talking rubbish but:

What about setting up a "to do" task in iCal, for the date you want the email sent. There is the facility in there to send an email to anywhere.

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I'd like to be able to type an email out and then choose for it to send the following morning around 6:00 AM.

I send out a daily encouragement and sometimes like typing up some ahead of time for several days worth of encouragements. Would be nice if I could figure out a way to designate for one to send out each day from the mail drafts instead of having to manually do it.

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I would think automator could do it. I know cron can and you could use mail, since it's a CLI based program (man mail). You can set it to send a a text file as the body.

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