Open Bug 122519 Opened 18 years ago Updated 4 years ago

scheduled mail (send messages later, at a specific future date/time)

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(MailNews Core :: Composition, enhancement)

enhancement
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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter: contacto, Unassigned)

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Why not to develop a box, that user can adjust, when sending mail, when mail is
to be sent?

So, another option should be added... SEND SCHEDULED...  then, user can schedule
when to send that mail.  That mail would go to the unsent box, or to a box
called scheduled mail... and when time comes it would be sent.

that would be cool...

B-)
*** Bug 129137 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Marking as new
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Future
*** Bug 205759 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I agree.  This is needed functionality.  I didn't see your bug and filed a
duplicate by mistake.
I find your idea great!

Sometime I need to send reminder mails to peoples and it would be very usefull.


I have tryied to compile mozilla to do changes... but this is a very hard thing
on the windows platform.
*** Bug 234522 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Product: MailNews → Core
*** Bug 275830 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: scheduled mail → scheduled mail (send messages at a specific future date/time)
*** Bug 276301 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 177300 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 280152 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 280592 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 273327 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'd like to see this feature in Mozilla Mail and Thunderbird, unfortunately I
don't have enough skills to code it.

Is there any ETA on this feature?
*** Bug 296055 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Maybe some of these duplicates should be left, more people working on this
feature might get it done quicker.  Do we know if this is still in progress?  I
don't see any updates since 2002!  Not to offend anyone, but I see a lot of
interest this feature and I would like to know when it might finish and if it's
being worked on before we just cancel everyone elses efforts as duplicates.

Thanks
(In reply to comment #14 and #15)

I am sorry for duplicating the bug, but it couldn't be found in the list of the 
commonest bugs. This feature is not often in mail clients (it is implemented e.
g. in Calypso), but I have been using it very frequently.
I agree with jbm56 that it is important so far because much duplicates were 
submitted.

Any progress on this?

It looks like a lot of people are looking for such feature and some of them are
switch back to other mail clients because it is lacking from Thunderbird.

Thanks.
(In reply to comment #17)
> It looks like a lot of people are looking for such feature and some of them 
are
> switch back to other mail clients because it is lacking from Thunderbird.
> 

It is quite right! I am still using Calypso on my main machines because of this 
lack.
I think that we have waited long enough for a response or progress - this bug
should be reassigned.  
(In reply to comment #19)
> I think that we have waited long enough for a response or progress - this bug
> should be reassigned.  

re: this and other comments - please note there is no ETA or guarantee of delivery, even if the bug is assigned. Please read item 1.2 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html  (voting may or may not help - but it can't hurt)

I believe ducarroz@ducarroz.org is no longer active on compose bugs. Resetting to default owner.

Assignee: ducarroz → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: sheelar
Summary: scheduled mail (send messages at a specific future date/time) → scheduled mail (send messages later, at a specific future date/time)
*** Bug 337284 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 337284 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 353617 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just a note that there are some extensions available for TB that do some of this functionality. BlunderDelay allows regularly-scheduled "send later" sending, and MagicSLR adds a Send Later button to the Compose window. Fairly useful. Still, those together don't quite do what you want to do. Or, at least, what I'd like to be able to do.

Ideally, for me, Send Later should have a pop-down menu (or pop-up window) that specifies delays, like "5 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, 7 days, other". The message would then get put into the Unsent mailbox, and would be sent at the appropriate time without further user action. 

I suspect that it should be possible to write an extension to do this, rather than modifying the core product, but either way, it'd be a nice enhancement.
Blocks: 362063
The SendTools extension does it, but
 * It's said to be incompatible with Thunderbird 2b2
 * Many reports say it's buggy
 * It does not appear to be maintained.

http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=2284
Ah, there's a new extension that does this a bit better than BlunderDelay+MagicSLR did. It's called SendLater, and it's also best used with MagicSLR. It's not exactly what I want, in that it calls for specific times rather than specified delays, but maybe the author will improve it at some point...

http://unsignedbyte.com/?p=12
Duplicate of this bug: 394184
I can't download it in TB2009, it keeps saying "not compatible". 
RFC 2852 describe same server-side functionality, which is SMTP extension. So it will acts more like MS exchange.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
QA Contact: composition
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Product: Core → MailNews Core
This feels to me like something which is best addressed by an extension.  I'm tempted to mark it as WONTFIX.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3? → blocking-thunderbird3-
There's an obvious risk with client-side send later: If the user *needs* the e-mail to be sent at a *certain* date/time ... and Thunderbird is not running at that date/time! Oops!

Do (IMAP) servers support a send later at a schedule date/time (RFC?)? If so, Thunderbird should (also) be able to "mark" an e-mail as scheduled and upload it to the server, which then holds the e-mail and sends it at the scheduled date/time. Of course, a client-side send later would be useful too - especially in environments where Thunderbird is running the whole time (e.g., at work).
Have look into RFC2852, this is SMTP extension but none I know SMTP servers are implement it.
only sendmail implement RFC2852
Please, a way to schedule emails to a specific date/time is VERY important, specially for ex-Eudora users like me. That's the feature I'm missing a lot.
I have gone to a separate program for scheduled emails called BLAT. It is a DOS command-line email utility which is called by Windows Scheduler.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/blat/
(In reply to Peter Lairo from comment #31)
> There's an obvious risk with client-side send later: If the user *needs* the
> e-mail to be sent at a *certain* date/time ... and Thunderbird is not
> running at that date/time! Oops!
> 

I do agree that it would be an issue, though some sort of 'send-later' scheduling would be better than none at all. For example, various web apps (such as Tout App) provide this feature. Even if Thunderbird can't provide the 'full experience' with it not running 24/7, some level of 'Send Later' would be helpful. 

I have used a few of the plugins with this kind of features, although they have felt badly implemented. Plus, this is something many might find useful (especially with studies showing mornings are times people prefer to read emails) to have included in TB's core.
Duplicate of this bug: 246865
See Also: → 246865
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