Deleting Scheduled Messages - Outlook

Matthew Oliveira 1 Reputation point
2022-08-20T23:26:22.157+00:00

Say that I schedule a message to be sent out the next morning, then I delete that message from my drafts, deleted folder and deletions folder, such that the message is no longer present in my mailbox.

Would the message still be sent? And if that message were to send, would it still appear in my sent messages folder upon sending?

Now say that I do this again, but this time the message is in my deleted folder (so still present in my mailbox). If the message were to send, would it appear in my sent mail folder upon doing so?

Thank you for your help.

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,601 Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-21T00:22:15.153+00:00

    No they won't go.

    When you delete a message or folder, it’s moved to the Deleted Items folder. You can either manually remove messages from the folder or you can set Outlook.com to automatically empty your Deleted Items folder when you sign out

    You can also:

    In the Drafts folder, open the email message.

    Select Cancel Send.

    Select Yes to confirm


  2. Faery Fu-MSFT 17,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-08-22T06:06:51.397+00:00

    Hi @Matthew Oliveira ,

    Based on my test, it still in the deleted items folder and not be sending.

    According to this article, you must have the scheduled emails held in the Outbox for a specified time after you click Send, it will work, besides, Outlook must be online and connected for this feature to work.


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