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Solved: Outlook 2003: Delay delivery of a message

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Ed Cole, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. Ed Cole

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    Hi,

    Has anyone had much dealing in 'Delay delivery of a message' feature in outlook 2003. We are thinking of implementing it as a standard in our company for emails sent to the company distribution list. Emails sent to the dist list will be delayed and sent over night instead of during the day.
    Has anyone had any issues with this feature or have any comments on it?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. dannyn

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    save my a** a few times..
    also killed me a few times too..
    saved me by saying things i shouldn't have when i was mad, just called the message back.
    killed me by deadline.. oh i will just email that out.. gets there then next day and im screwed
    what is our reason for wanting to use this? so that the servers aren't overloaded during the day?
     
  3. Ed Cole

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    I believe that the reasoning is to reduce traffic on the server. I know that it doesn't make a huge difference but i suppose ever little helps!!!
     
  4. dannyn

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    how many employees, and how many emails are roughly sent a day?
     
  5. Ed Cole

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    About 400 employees and thousands of emails a day. I did a bit of testing and for it doesn't seem to send if you are closed out of outlook. so if people shut down in the evening this wont work.
     
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    Lotus Notes used to do this with delivery priorities but no one that I know of actually implemented the priorities on their Domino server.
     
  7. PrurientCherubim

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    I believe it has something to do with whether or not the user is set up in Online Mode or Cached Mode. If I remember correctly - you have to have Outlook open to send in Cached Mode, but if you are in Online Mode it sits on the server and will send at the correct time whether Outlook is open or not.
     
  8. dannyn

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    i would say no don't do it for that volume, unless your servers are small and slow.
    how has it been working not being delayed?
     
  9. Ed Cole

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    its been working fine since we upgraded to windows 2003 server SP2. There were serious CPU issues before that. It is coming from management to do this so i have to Oblige. Was just looking for possible pitfalls. The one's i've come up with are PC needs to be left one and outlook needs to be kept open. More hassle then its worth..
     
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    I prefer for the users to log off for security reasons instead of leaving them locked. You might want to bring that up to management as well.
     
  11. dannyn

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    also bring up that if emails don't get sent right away then this may think that clients are getting ignored.
     
  12. Ed Cole

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    thanks for all your thoughts guys.

    Ed
     
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