How to Send Email Later WIth AOL

By Contributing Writer

Sending email at a later time can be convenient when your Internet connection is down, or you just do not have the time to send it. at the time you compose it. With AOL software, you can write your email now and send it the next time you sign on. If you use AOL at work and do not send personal email from here, you can write it now and then send it when you get home and log on. It is not limited to the computer on which the email was written.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • AOL account

How To Send Email Later on AOL

Step 1

To begin, find and click on your AOL launcher. This brings up your sign-on screen and prompts you to enter your screen name and password.

Step 2

Choose your user name and password, and click "Sign on now" on the bottom of the window. This will now start the AOL log-in process.

Step 3

Go to the top left side of your screen and click on the icon for "Write Email." This will open an email template.

Step 4

Write your entire email.

Step 5

When you have finished writing, click on the second icon on the right of your email entitled "Send Later." This will generate a small blue window that says "Send Later" at the top.

Step 6

The new window lets you know that your mail is in the Mail Waiting To Be Sent folder in your filing cabinet. If you want to see all the emails waiting to be sent, you can click on the "Mail Waiting To Be Sent" button at the bottom of this window.

Step 7

To tell AOL to send the email the next time you sign on, click on the "Auto AOL" button in the bottom right of this window. Choose the option that says "Send Mail from the Mail Waiting To Be Sent" folder and click "OK." The next time you log in, your email will automatically be sent.

Tips & Warnings

  • The locations and wording for your AOL may vary according to the version used. The process is the same, however.