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How do you set up a service to schedule email sending?

I want to send a mail on a specific date and I have tried Gmail, Yahoo! and Zimbra.

I didn't find any options to send an email automatically (maybe this is to prevent spam).

Do you know of any options for scheduled mail sending?

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Was this for online email or desktop client? –  random Feb 4 '11 at 22:06
    
@random ! obviously - online - Desktop client requires "switched on - machine" –  Sagar R. Kothari Feb 7 '11 at 3:39
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There have been requests for this feature, see e.g. Gmail: "Send Later" Option, but Google doesn't support such a feature.

However this blog suggests using an extension called Boomerang.

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Yep ! I tried ! It works. –  Sagar R. Kothari Feb 4 '11 at 7:03
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You can also use fcron or anacron with msmtp on unix to send messages through GMail at a scheduled time. With these programs your computer doesn't have to be constantly running and you can avoid Boomerang having access to all of your email data. But it still requires a "switched on - machine" as you put it.

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A (relatively) new service has come up to do this for Gmail and Yahoo! Mail: Momentomail.

(Lifehacker review)

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