Inbox by Gmail: Schedule Emails

Update 8/3/17: I just figured out another workaround to get a delayed send/scheduled email working in Inbox by Gmail

My new method is not 100% manual intervention free, but it is a decent workaround for those that prefer not to use extensions, add-ons or scripts.


Simply write your email, address it and then click the X to close/save the email. This will save the email in drafts. Then go to the Drafts folder, find the message and Snooze it to the date/time you want to send it. At the scheduled time, the draft will come back to the inbox where you can open it and send it at the time you want.

Now this definitely wont work for those that want to send it at a time they are not at there computer or device, such as those that want to make their boss think they are working at 1:30 AM on a weekend, but it still another option of scheduling emails in Inbox.


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Are you like me, an really preferring the Inbox by Gmail interface, simplicity, snooze, and reminders? Do you wish you were able to write an email and schedule it to send later? Well, guess what, you can.

How, you ask? Simple. Thanks to a Google Sheets Script written for Classic Gmail by Amit Agarwal, also known as labnol, you can schedule emails.

If you have ever used his script for Classic Gmail, then you understand how it works, and all you have to do is draft your email in Inbox by GMail, save it, and then open up the Google Sheets Script.

If you have not used his script before, you can follow his instructions here. However, instead of drafting the email in Classic Gmail, do so in Inbox by Gmail, follow his intstructions, and BAAAAM! your email is now scheduled to send in the future.

Get a copy of the script here and follow the instructions on the screen.

How excited are you about this?

Thank you and credit to Amit Agarwal (@labnol) for developing this script for all to use.










Comments

  1. Thanks, Scott! Have you tried other third party apps... say YesWare or ContactMonkey? Handy for scheduling emails, but also give you features like email tracking. Here's the quick tutorial: http://www.contactmonkey.com/blog/schedule-emails-gmail-delay-send

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    1. I have not tried those, but I am not sure they work with Inbox by Gmail, but not sure.

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  2. Scott... yes, I am like you in that I prefer to use the Inbox interface over the traditional Gmail. Unfortunately, this looks like the only add on that is set up to work with inbox, however I can not get it to recognize when a draft is in the folder. I see that inbox has to sync the draft with gmail and I have waited for the sync to take place, but when I open the scheduler sheet, click add-on and select scheduler and then configure it looks like it is working, but nothing comes up to schedule the email. Tried it several times but can't get it to work. Any others you are aware of that work with inbox?

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    1. Hmm I havent used it in some time. The developer is very responsive, you should reach out to him on this.

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  3. Dear Scott,

    Many thanks for these insights you provide in this scheduling that can at times be so commercially key.

    Here is my concern w/ respect to the labnol thing : you give this guy's script the right to access any of your emails - if I correctly understood. Isn't that a risk one shouldn't take ?

    Thank you for sharing your opinion

    Regards



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    1. You are giving access to the script, not to any individual and if you look at the script, there is nothing that anyone else can access from it

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