We have all faced a situation when we wished we could schedule our emails on Gmail to deliver at a particular time, especially when these mails needed to be sent late at night or very early in the morning. Gmail doesn’t have an in-built scheduler, which means one has to depend upon browser extensions. This also means giving these third-party services access to your emails, which is not the safest option. Digital Inspiration now lists a way to use Google Sheets to schedule your emails. An internal script called Gmail Scheduler essentially fetches the drafts from your inbox and sends them at the scheduled time. Also Read - How to unsend or recall emails on Gmail?
Following are the steps to schedule emails on Gmail. Also Read - Gmail: How to set additional security on your Google account
- To start, you need to create a Gmail Scheduler sheet on your Google Drive. To create a copy of the sheet click here.
- Once the sheet is created, click on the Gmail Scheduler button at the top to give the sheet access to your emails.
- The next step is to make the scheduler fetch your emails. To do that, click on the Gmail Scheduler tab again and click on Fetch Messages.
- After all the drafts are listed on the sheet, you can click on individual entries and schedule a date and time.
- The last step is to hit schedule and that means clicking on the Gmail scheduler tab and selecting Schedule Messages.
Using this process to schedule the emails doesn’t give unauthorized access to your emails to any third-party developers as this is only a script running on Google Drive. Also Read - Getting annoying emails? Here's how to block them on Gmail
Embedded below is a video tutorial.